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impeachmentFacing impeachment, and an array of witnesses who could incriminate him, President Trump and his legal team believe that by stonewalling, obfuscating, and litigating, they can delay the process enough to possibly derail any accountability. A big question is whether the courts will contribute to these tactics or forcefully expedite any litigation.

Trump has already succeeded in stonewalling and threatening litigation. As the Report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller describes, the investigators decided not to pursue interrogating Trump either in the grand jury or through a formal interview because Trump resisted, threatened litigation, and Mueller basically surrendered, realizing that litigation might be so time-consuming that it would cause an unacceptable delay in completing the investigation.

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