In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 20, 2017

"I'm growing increasingly concerned that the president will attempt to fire not only Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible obstruction of justice, but also Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein who appointed Mueller", she said, pointing to Trump's most recent online screed.

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania and their son, Barron, walk to Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, en route to Camp David in Maryland.

Prominent criminal lawyers have been contacted to possibly represent Jared Kushner in the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election, The New York Times reports.

While Sekulow did brush off all allegations of investigations being carried out into the President's actions, he did later let slip about an obstruction of justice investigation that may be directed at Trump.

Asked about the possibility that an investigation has since developed and the president does not know, Sekulow said: "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".

Both Coats and Rogers declined before the Senate intelligence committee earlier this month to answer questions about their conversations with Trump, but both said they had never felt urged by Trump to intervene in the Russian Federation probes.

"Brian, we're friends, and I'm not going to discuss legal advice I have given to my client, the president of the United States", Sekulow responded. Trump already fired James Comey and admitted on national television that the Russian Federation investigation influenced his decision, which is why he's reportedly facing an obstruction of justice probe. "If President Trump were to try to replicate Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre by firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in addition to Mueller, Congress must unite to stop him", he said.

"Sekulow says that when people study the 2016 presidential election, they'll look back at Trump's communications as the most successful utilization of social media platforms and communication in our lifetime". "The best thing that could happen for the president, and the country, is a full and credible investigation".

In context, Sekulow seemed to argue that Comey, in his capacity as the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, should've considered his conversations with the president to be privileged - which is to say, confidential information, not to be shared, between a lawyer and that lawyer's client.

During a June 9 White House press conference, Trump teased reporters about the potential existence of the tapes, saying he would reveal whether or not they existed "over a fairly short period of time".

The committee sent a bipartisan letter this month to White House counsel Don McGahn seeking an answer by this Friday.

James Comey, who was sacked on May 9, told a Senate panel last week he believed the POTUS dismissed him to undermine the bureau's ongoing investigation. Angus King, an independent from ME, stressed that the probe will likely last for a long time. "He's responding to what he's seeing in the media in a way in which he thinks is appropriate to talk to those people that put him in office".

"You've now said that he is being investigated", Wallace fired back. "This is a very complex matter involving thousands of pages of intelligence documents and lots of witnesses". "There's a lot of information yet to go".

A Trump tweet Sunday renewed his complaint of "a witch hunt." Sen. He spoke Monday on CNN.

Over the weekend, attorney Jay Sekulow appeared on CBS News "Face The Nation" and contradicted that claim.

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

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