Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Trump's lawyer: Ignore his tweets, the President is not under investigation

Trump's lawyer: Ignore his tweets, the President is not under investigation

Cuomo and Sekulow next got into the weeds about the conflict between the White House's contention that Trump fired Comey on the attorney general's recommendation, and the president's own remarks that he was going to fire Comey anyway.

I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!

When Wallace pointed out that Sekulow had just admitted the President was under investigation, Sekulow reiterated that he had not been notified of anything. He seemed to acknowledge that when he tweeted Friday.

Most Republicans were happy to see Mueller take over the investigation after Comey was sacked because it allowed them to redirect politically fraught questions about Russian Federation to the special counsel's office. "That's constitutional rights and protections under the president's authority as commander in chief". The issue is whether Trump criminally obstructed justice.

In a statement, Jamie Gorelick said she told Kushner to get "independent advice of a lawyer" on whether to "continue with us" after Robert Mueller was tapped to lead an FBI investigation into possible ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

The president has denied that he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation and has also disputed that he has attempted to block the investigation into his campaign's possible role in Russia's election-related hacking. Jay Sekulow, a member of the president's legal team, on Sunday still had to repeat he was not literally confirming the investigation. "I can't read people's minds, but I can tell you this, we have not been notified that there's an investigation to the president of the United States", Sekulow said.

Ranks of folks at the Justice Department, the FBI, CIA, NSA, and members of Congress- our protectors, leaders, best and brightest- are all looking into the Trump/Russia/collusion situation.

Last Friday, President Trump added to the confusion by responding to the Washington Post story in a tweet.

Just as troublesome to the White House: Mueller hire Michael Dreeben has argued on behalf of the government on the need to expand the definition of obstruction of justice. "Ah-hah!" they squealed, Trump has confirmed that he is under investigation. There's no limitation on doing that.

"As I understand it, every White House phone call is already recorded".

"The President is not a subject or target of an investigation". He's done this on several occasions. Mueller left his position at the firm to lead the investigation. Through its educational endeavors, Judicial Watch advocates high standards of ethics and morality in our nation's public life and seeks to ensure that political and judicial officials do not abuse the powers entrusted to them by the American people. The president gave a major address in Cuba.

But presidential historian and liberal journalist Rick Perlstein isn't buying it.

"I don't care who Trump hires". He's preserving most of the important elements of Barack Obama's opening to the island. Russian officials have denied meddling in the US election.

"Trump has a compulsion to counter-attack and is very pugnacious. Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!"

"They're going to get somebody".

THE FACTS: Trump has gone from "hoax" to hype on this statistic.

At the president's urging, he has been on the offensive, casting doubt on Comey's character and raising questions about whether the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director inappropriately disclosed sensitive material.

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