(NY POST) – President Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow vowed to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court if special counsel Robert Mueller’s team tries to subpoena the president as part of the Russia investigation.
“I mean that’s up to him at the end of the day, he’s the president, he gets to make that decision. We’re going to give our advice. But I think, look, if you get a subpoena, you file what’s called a motion to quash,” Sekulow told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.
From there, the case would end up bouncing around the courts, Sekulow said.
“That will be argued at the district court then it would go to the court of appeals, then it would go to the Supreme Court of the United States, from the Supreme Court of the United States it goes back to the lower courts again,” he said on “This Week.”.
The lawyer told Stephanopoulos that discussions over whether the president should sit for an interview with Mueller are “ongoing.”
“But there’s not a situation where it’s just you say yes,” Sekulow said.
“I make this joke that … no matter what the legal team recommends, if we recommend that the president were to give the interview, which I think the inclination is not at this point … you’re going to get 12 lawyers on there saying I can’t believe that Sekulow and Giuliani and all the other lawyers allowed the president to do it,” Sekulow said.
“If we say no, we’re not going to do the interview, the same 12 lawyers are going to say gee, what are they hiding?”
He said Mueller’s team could seek the subpoena, but the matter of using a subpoena to compel live testimony from the president hasn’t been tested in the courts.