A former senior adviser for the Trump campaign said Monday he wouldn’t advise President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests MORE to sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE, saying the encounter would be “fraught with peril.” 

“I wouldn’t advise it. I hope he doesn’t, but I think he looks like he wants to, and that’s going to be a situation fraught with peril,” Michael Caputo told CNN’s “New Day.”

“I think anybody sitting in front of a special prosecutor stands a chance of a process crime like unintentionally lying,” Caputo said.


“Unintentionally lying? You must intend to lie, by definition,” host Chris Cuomo interjected.

Caputo added that, in most cases, witnesses in a federal investigation choose to “lawyer up” even if they’re innocent to ensure they avoid any process crimes.

The New York Times reported Saturday that Mueller's team has provided Trump's lawyers with a list of questions as the two continue to negotiate a possible interview.

Trump said earlier this year he would commit to an interview with Mueller "under oath," but later refused to commit to such a sit-down, claiming the interview wouldn't be necessary.

In recent days, Trump has lashed out at the FBI and the Mueller probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, saying the investigation should never have been started, and attacking the makeup of Mueller's team.