If T is subpoenaed, which seems likely and it does go to the Supreme Court to decide if he can evoke Executive Privilege that may be the the way this entire investigation is going to be decided.
With Emmett Flood on board, who may be the only real legal expert on what T should do (Guilani, of course has no credibility or legal chops, so I am guessing he’s not going to try to hatch a legal plan) it seems like they will assert T’s right to defend himself on Executive Privilege and offer all the Manaforts, Flynn’s and Cohen’s an eventual pardon.
Because as this article states
"There is therefore reason to anticipate that some Supreme Court justices will take seriously an argument that the president’s exercise of the constitutionally delegated authority to fire executive branch officers and to pardon witnesses can’t be limited.
The argument has some surface appeal. The Supreme Court has long recognized that the Constitution defines certain areas of broad executive powers. Certain of those powers were derived from authority previously held by the king, including the pardon power."
All this razzle-dazzle, muddying-the-waters Guiliani talk-time, is just a play to say…T wants to speak, and gosh, he’s got a lot to say, but I have no idea if he will.
Don’t know what responses anyone else in the WH legal team is going to present…certainly not Guiliani.
Then we consider if T is going to fire Rosenstein, Mueller, Sessions and that fallout will be yet another benchmark moment, similar to the cataclysmic Watergate Saturday night massacre…What’s the probability of this happening?
But you wonder now with supposed unsealed indictments from Mueller, detailing the wrong doings of the president is enough to shake the Trump administration. We know it is not going to be impeachment anytime soon, and very unlikely resignation. It could remain only the our fever dream (as the R’s like to say) until the midterms.
And now there is grounds for SDNY DA Eric Schneiderman to step down given some very course allegations…putting his tenure on really shaky grounds. That’s another can of legal ‘worms.’
As usual I have more questions, and less certainty of any outcome.
But c’mon Mueller. :-