Fox News Guest Explains Why Tucker Carlson's Claim that Trump Shouldn't Speak with Mueller Is Ridiculous

Fox News hosts and guests have, by and large, urged President Donald Trump not to speak with special counsel Robert Mueller as a part of the Russia investigation, for fear that Trump will end up committing perjury.


But on Monday, one guest, Democratic strategist Joel Payne, pointed out how ridiculous this position is on Tucker Carlson's show "Tucker Carlson Tonight."

Carlson argued that no lawyers, no matter their political background, would recommend talking to FBI as a part of an investigation unless the subject was compelled.

'They're terrified of ... getting busted on a perjury charge for misspeaking to a federal agent," Carlson said.

"Tucker, if you and I can't agree on the fact that the president should be willing to go in front of the FBI and tell his honest-to-God story about what happened with this, then we've got bigger problems here," Payne said. "If we can't trust our president to not perjure himself in front of Bob Mueller and his team, that's a problem."

While it might be true that most citizens would be wise to avoid talking to the FBI if necessary, as Tucker suggests it's ridiculous to suggest that the president doesn't have an obligation to be forthcoming and candid with the bureau as it investigates a crucial matter of national security. 

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