Roger Stone: 'Very dangerous' for Trump to interview with Mueller

Former informal Trump adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneRoger Stone slams 'busted' Washington Post over Mueller report Mueller examining conflicting accounts of Stone’s ties to WikiLeaks: report Mueller assembles team of cooperators in Russian probe MORE said Friday that he thinks it would be a mistake for President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE to sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE.

During a CNN interview, Stone warned of a potential "perjury trap" for the president, saying Mueller could probe "some process-related crime that doesn't relate to Russia."


"I obviously believe the special counsel has a political bias, as demonstrated by the FBI text messages and emails that have surfaced and the political nature of this investigation, so I think it is very dangerous for the president to do so," Stone said.

His advice to Trump came just hours after a CNN report that Trump was in the preliminary stages of preparing for a possible interview with Mueller later this year.

The president has not formally agreed to sit down with the special counsel, but has said in the past that he "would like to." His former attorney, John Dowd, resigned last month after advising Trump against such a move.

Nineteen people, including several former members of the Trump campaign, have so far been hit with criminal charges stemming from the special counsel investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, including possible collusion.

Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortFormer Trump lawyer: Mueller probe is not a witch hunt Manafort appears in wheelchair at court hearing Manafort to be sentenced in Virginia in February MORE, is battling charges of money laundering and tax fraud while former campaign advisers Michael Flynn and George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosPapadopoulos set to testify before House lawmakers Mueller assembles team of cooperators in Russian probe Calif. man ensnared in Mueller probe sentenced to 6 months in prison MORE have both pleaded guilty to lying to investigators.

The Washington Post reported earlier this month that Mueller told Trump's lawyers in March that the president is not a criminal target of the Russia probe, but emphasized that he is still a subject of the investigation.