Trump not under investigation, says his lawyer
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 11:42
Jay Sekulow, a member of President Donald Trump's personal legal team, has been under fire since Sunday for insisting on multiple occasions that Trump is not under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice.
But while Republicans are more critical now of the president's actions related to the investigation, they don't seem to think the investigation itself is such a big deal. ". And what Jay Sekulow went on to say is that is that that's the president responding to a Washington Post report that included five anonymous sources".
Sekulow said his legal team had not received notice of any probe into Trump.
Wallace was quite surprised, since Sekulow himself had twice referred to the president being under investigation. "In fact, to the contrary", Sekulow said on CBS's Face the Nation.
"Let me be clear: the President is not under investigation as James Comey stated in his testimony", Mr. Sekulow said on "Fox News Sunday".
President Trump's son-in-law, a key member of his inner circle, has been in touch with respected criminal lawyers as an investigation over links with Russian Federation looms, it has been reported. "As I said, I think it will be good for the president, good for the country to have a full and credible investigation so no one can ever say you didn't look at this or you didn't look at that", Rubio continued. "No, he's not being investigated!".
Sekulow sidestepped Cuomo's charge, returning to his claim that the president's reasons for firing Comey could not be investigated given that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director serves at the pleasure of the president.
Congressional investigations have barely begun to look at whether President Donald Trump's campaign team and associates colluded with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 election, according to two congressmen who are helping drive the probes.
Earlier in the week, Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, a close friend of Trump's, claimed that the president was considering ordering Rosenstein to fire Mueller. "Mueller's going to do his job".
Schiff said he thinks that "there is evidence" of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, but said he "can't go into the particulars of our closed investigation". So that's the constitutional threshold question here.
In comparing the United States' two most recent leaders, Speier cited a pair of polar opposites.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer says he expects an announcement "this week" on the possibility of tapes.
"The president wants to take down Bob Mueller ... and the question is why". "They're essentially engaging in a scorched-earth litigation strategy that is beginning with trying to discredit the prosecutor".
It is true that Mueller hasn't said he is investigating Trump and hasn't notified the president's lawyers that he is under investigation.
Several congressional panels continue to investigate Russians meddling in the USA election which has cast a shadow over the early months of Trump's presidency.
Although Kushner's current lawyer said in a statement that he is seeking advice rather than replacing or adding to his current team, it appears as if Kushner could be advised by a better legal experts than his father-in-law, President Trump.