Special counsel Robert Mueller's list of questions for President Donald Trump doesn't contain anything that could not be covered with an "adequate answer," unless they are posed as trick questions, Rep. Pete King said Tuesday.
"I think the president could answer all of those, assuming that they aren't going to be asking them in a trick way, or asked a question where he will give a different answer from some other witness has given," the New York Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."
"If you have a contradiction in testimony, it presents legal problems."
It's unusual to allow a person to testify in such as situation, King added, where there could be hundreds or thousands of records, "and you could be perfectly innocent and telling the truth, but your testimony or your statement could conflict with something else they've heard from somebody else."
Trump's lawyers should be sure that the questions will be "real," and "not a perjury trap or attempt to find some harmless contradiction," King said.
There could also be the possibility that the questions revealed on Monday are the easy ones, but that they could be setups for much tougher questions, he said.
"We had a judge in New York who said you can indict a ham sandwich if you want to," said King. "The question is how intense it will be. Are they being honest about it? Again, I've been through so many hearings and interviews and gone through so many documents I've seen no evidence of collusion. I've seen no evidence of obstruction of justice. To me the president has very plausible and honest answers to each of those questions, but again if you are trying to find some contradiction somewhere you can do it to anyone."
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