Biden says he would advise Trump against Mueller interview
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenElection Countdown: Cruz, O'Rourke fight at pivotal point | Ryan hitting the trail for vulnerable Republicans | Poll shows Biden leading Dem 2020 field | Arizona Senate debate tonight Obama to speak at campaign rally for Nevada Dems Affordable housing set for spotlight of next presidential campaign MORE on Tuesday said he would advise President TrumpDonald John TrumpKey takeaways from the Arizona Senate debate Major Hollywood talent firm considering rejecting Saudi investment money: report Mattis says he thought 'nothing at all' about Trump saying he may leave administration MORE against interviewing with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE if he were one of his lawyers, given the likelihood of Trump making false statements to investigators.

“You are in a situation where the president has some difficulty with precision,” Biden told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Tuesday. “One of the things I would worry about if I was his lawyer is him saying something that was just simply not true without him even planning to be disingenuous.”

Trump has publicly said he is willing to talk to Mueller, but his lawyers have advised him not to meet with the special prosecutor for fear that he might be charged with lying to investigators, The New York Times reported Monday.

Biden, who could mount a run for the White House in 2020, said Trump is the first president to make a “full-throated, unvarnished attack on the entirety of the FBI.” He said Trump is helping Russia accomplish its goals by delegitimizing America’s institutions.   

“This is doing everything [Russian President Vladimir] Putin ever wanted,” Biden, 75, said. “Sowing doubt about whether or not our justice system is fair. Sowing doubt about whether or not there is anything remotely consistent with our Constitution. It’s just a disaster.”