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

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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."

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"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.

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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.