Trump attorney says president not under investigation

Jun 20, 2017, 00:58

Mueller's probe is in its earliest stages and the idea he had narrowed the investigation down to one person is absurd.

"Politically, the people who don't like him still won't like him, and the people who support him will still support him". There's reason to doubt the competence of the president's current legal team.

But the sense of chaos around the White House is deepening.

Trump tweeted that he is; lawyer Jay Sekulow says he isn't. He was referring to a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling.

Trump at first attributed Comey's firing to a recommendation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for his handling of an investigation previous year into the use of a private email server by Trump's defeated challenger, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Sekulow said Trump would address the issue of the tapes - whose very existence have been the source of much speculation - in the "week ahead". Yet, I would be hard-pressed to vote for a Republican member of Congress who voted to remove the president based on the evidence that has come to light so far, coupled with the decision to remove Mueller.

"You're his lawyer", Kilmeade told him.

Taking to Twitter last Sunday while spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland, Trump again referenced the "distraction of the Witch Hunt". "So that's the constitutional threshold question here".

Back in the present, the President's mood is fueling the sense of crisis.

"No, I'm not", Cuomo responded.

Postscript: In the same "Fox News Sunday" interview, Sekulow argued, "Unlike James Comey, who leaks information to the press, I actually respect the attorney-client privilege". Angus King, an independent from ME, said "we're 20 percent into" the collusion aspect of the investigation. I don't think it serves him well.

But the more frustrated that Trump gets, the more he often hurts himself politically.

"Trump has a compulsion to counterattack".

Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Trump is "returning us to the forgotten rhetoric of the Cold War".

Sekulow concluded that the president can't be investigated for obstruction of justice, because he had full authority to fire Comey - something the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director himself pointed out in his testimony.

"There has been no notification from the special counsel's office that the president is under investigation".

The president tweeted last week he was being investigated, but a member of his legal team denied that.

"One way or the other, we need an answer", Schiff said on ABC's "This Week" yesterday.

The attorney, Jay Sekulow, appeared on several Sunday news programs to counter the impression that Trump has acknowledged he's become a target of the expanding Russian Federation probe.

A source familiar with the matter told CNN's Evan Perez that investigators for Mueller would speak with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers.

The lawyer also suggested Twitter's character limit may be partly to blame.

CNN's Jake Tapper similarly pressed Sekulow on Sunday, noting the president's apparent confirmation of the investigation.

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