A former federal prosecutor says Robert Mueller’s threat to subpoena President Trump demonstrates a Justice Department in need of “adult supervision,” and the special counsel’s questions leaked to the media show he still hasn’t found a crime to prosecute.
Mueller’s prosecutors and Trump’s lawyers have been negotiating the terms of a voluntary interview, but Mueller is now threatening a subpoena if Trump does not commit to the session.
Andrew C. McCarthy served as a prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, and he led the case against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and others for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and plots against other New York City landmarks.
McCarthy said the subpoena threat shows the process is off the rails.
“We’re not having adult supervision in the Justice Department,” said McCarthy, who asserts that proper oversight would not allow the subpoena of lesser figures without clear