Scaramucci says Trump shouldn't talk to Mueller to avoid a 'gotcha' moment

Anthony Scaramucci on ABC News
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Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci followed in former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's footsteps on Sunday by recommending President Trump decline to testify for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. But where Christie claimed presidential exceptionalism as his rationale, Scaramucci was more practical.

"I actually don't want him to testify because, as a lawyer, I don't want him caught in a 'gotcha' moment where someone accuses him of lying where he may not remember something or something like that," Scaramucci said. "I don't know what his legal team's gonna say to him. I'm just giving you my personal opinion."

The president's legal team is reportedly of the same mind, arguing this past week that Mueller has not demonstrated the necessity of an interrogation. Watch an excerpt of Scaramucci's remarks below. Bonnie Kristian

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