President Trump's lawyers are opposed to a potential under-oath interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the NY Times' Michael Schmidt and Maggie Haberman report. Trump has said in the past that he'd willingly sit down with Mueller.
- As Axios' Jonathan Swan reported last week, White House officials are panicked by the idea of Trump testifying under oath, believing he wouldn't be able to do so without committing perjury. "Trump doesn't deal in reality," one source said. "He creates his own reality and he actually believes it."
- Why it matters: "Refusing to sit for an interview opens the possibility that Mr. Mueller will subpoena the president to testify before a grand jury, setting up a court fight that would dramatically escalate the investigation and could be decided by the Supreme Court," the Times reports.