Trump attorney says president not under investigation
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 19, 2017,
Jun 19, 2017, 6:01
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace grilled an attorney for President Donald Trump over the Russian Federation investigation and the president's seeming acknowledgement that he was under investigation for potential obstruction of justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey.
The Washington Post reported last week that Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is running the federal investigation into the Trump campaign's potential Russian Federation ties, was now focusing on Trump himself for obstruction of justice over the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Trump's tweets following the report appeared to confirm the investigation, but his lawyer said it only appeared that way because of the character limit on Twitter. We have not received nor are we aware of any investigation of the President Of The United States.
"So the President said, 'I am under investigation, ' even though he is not under investigation?"
After the Fox News anchor pressed Sekulow over whether Trump was going to fire deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein and Mueller, Sekulow attempted to end the line of questioning.
"That response on social media was in response to the Washington Post piece", Sekulow told CNN's Tapper. Trump advisers describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy.
"There's a limitation on Twitter, as we all know", Sekulow said.
"Now my sources are telling me that he's begun some preliminary planning, plans to talk to some people in the administration, but he has not made that momentous decision to go for a full-scale investigation", he said on ABC's "This Week".
"You've now said that he is being investigated after saying that you didn't", Chris Wallace noted. "Witch Hunt." It was the first time Trump had publicly acknowledged that he's under investigation.
"The President's tweet was in response to The Washington Post story", Sekulow said.