Fox Host: Trump's lawyer didn't want him meeting with Mueller because "his memory sort of changes with time"

Fox Host: Trump's lawyer didn't want him meeting with Mueller because "his memory sort of changes with time"

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From the November 30 edition of Fox News’ Outnumbered

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HARRIS FAULKNER (CO-HOST): I want to just hit where some of the president's critics are hitting him right now, Kennedy, and pick your brain on it. So, when those critics say, "Well, the president isn't telling the truth because he said that he wasn't doing deals with Russia and now he's talking about it as if he had talked about it contemporaneously," what do you say? 

LISA KENNEDY MONTGOMERY (CO-HOST): I think all of those things can be true at the same time and the president is --  

FAULKER: Would that make the president not telling the truth be not telling the truth now? 

MONTGOMERY: I don't know, man. I think that some of this is fluid for him. And I think, you know, his memory sort of changes with time, and that's one of the reasons his lawyers didn't want him sitting down with special counsel. But, in his defense -- and I really believe this -- he thought he wasn't going to win. And he needed other stuff to do after November 8, 2016, and was continuing along with the real estate development business and the other aspects of the family business. And I think we were all shocked when he actually won that night. And I think him, most of all. So, the question is, how far back do you go punishing someone? Is it when they first think about dabbling in politics? Is that high school, college, law school? Is it five years ago? What is the timeline? Is it when he became the nominee? When is it more legally problematic for him? And notice that Michael Cohen, in his guilty plea, he told Congress that he lied them about the Moscow building development. And when he was asked why he lied, he said he was staying consistent with the president's political messaging. He didn't say "because the president told me to." That would be problematic. 

Previously

Fox News desperately insists Michael Cohen’s (other) guilty plea means “absolutely nothing”

Fox Business panelist: Can we call special counsel Robert Mueller "Anthrax Bob?"

Fox's Mollie Hemingway: The Russia investigation is a "fishing expedition," and takes a "very Stalinist-type approach to criminal justice"

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