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.

  • Season of Big Bash was expanded

    Season of Big Bash was expanded

    Female Rebel BBL starts their season from the 9th f December, which is 10 days earlier from the male season of KFC BBL games. Fans of cricket across the world can see the online stream at the official Australian cricket website, and throw its app.
    US Senate overwhelmingly backs Russian Federation  sanctions

    US Senate overwhelmingly backs Russian Federation sanctions

    But Democrats said the message of the Russian Federation sanctions was aimed not just at Moscow , but also at the White House . This new bill would also give sanctions imposed by then president Barack Obama via an executive order the full force of law.

    Trump Says He May Soon Reveal Whether Tapes Exist of Comey Conversations

    He also shared the details of his interactions with the president with Federal Bureau of Investigation leaders at the time . We have to, as a legislative matter, find out what they did, how they did it, how we can prevent it.
  • Iran fires missiles at Islamic State in Syria to avenge Tehran attacks

    Iran fires missiles at Islamic State in Syria to avenge Tehran attacks

    A Guard statement carried on its website said many "terrorists" were killed and their weapons had been destroyed in the strike.

    Jury deadlocks in Cosby trial; judge says keep deliberating

    The three criminal counts against the comedian each has a slightly different criteria for a guilty verdict. Cosby's defense moved immediately for a mistrial, but the judge denied the motion.
    Tim Farron resigns as leader of the Liberal Democrats

    Tim Farron resigns as leader of the Liberal Democrats

    Farron said he is unable to continue because he is too torn between his Christian faith and his duties as a political leader. Among possible replacements are Vince Cable and Jo Swinson, both former ministers who have reclaimed their former seats.
  • Prosecutors Will Retry Bill Cosby on Sex Charges

    Prosecutors Will Retry Bill Cosby on Sex Charges

    It continued, "We are confident that these proceedings have given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced". Constand was probably the victim of a sexual assault", said Castor, whom Constand is suing for defamation.
    House Majority Whip shot at congressional baseball practice

    House Majority Whip shot at congressional baseball practice

    The Belleville News-Democrat published letters he wrote the paper criticizing Republicans, tax policies and income inequality. A police report in IL also details one incident in 2006 with Hodgkinson's daughter and her friends - one that involved a gun.
    Android based VR Gaming Apps

    Android based VR Gaming Apps

    Cleanopolis VR This educational title is primarily for kids but it doesn't mean that people of all ages won't be able to enjoy it. House of Terror VR This game gives you the chance to explore a haunted house full of monsters, traps, and very hard puzzles.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo in focus after Confederations Cup tie

    When Ronaldo's volley thumped the crossbar, Nani pounced on the rebound, but the video ref spotted that four players were offside. But with the 90 minutes up, Mexican defender Moreno rose highest from the final corner of the game to head in the equaliser.

    Artemis skipper falls overboard in Cup challenger finals

    The challenger finals will be a trans-Tasman showdown between Outteridge and Team New Zealand skipper Peter Burling. With not enough time to get the boat back to dock for an inspection, divers had to check on the boat in the water.
    Keshia Knight Pulliam's last-ditch defense of Cosby

    Keshia Knight Pulliam's last-ditch defense of Cosby

    The defense argues that Cosby and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter. She said she got up to leave and found Cosby in the kitchen.