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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s legal team may interview President Donald Trump in the coming weeks, but several white-collar attorneys said that’s the last thing Trump should do.

Media reports Monday said Mueller told Trump’s legal team last month that he will likely seek an interview with the president. The Washington Post reported that interview could come soon, and that Trump believes such an interview could put an end to allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russians.

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For any client, several white-collar lawyers agreed a sit-down interview with the government should be avoided. But the president in particular has a tendency to speak off the cuff, increasing the chances he could lie to investigators. Mueller’s team has already secured two guilty pleas former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Trump campaign adviser George Papadopolous for lying to investigators.

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Cogan Schneier is a Washington, D.C.-based litigation reporter covering D.C. courts, national litigation trends, the Justice Department and the federal judiciary. She is the author of Trump Watch, an email briefing that covers the Trump administration and its imprint on the law.

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