The President Is Not Under Investigation: Trump Attorney

Ebony Scott
June 19, 2017

But a person close to Trump's outside legal team who asked not to be named said Trump was merely reacting to news reports and hadn't been notified by the special counsel that he is a subject of the investigation.

He also explained that "the tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking info to The Washington Post".

Trump is facing "obstruction of justice" charges after abruptly firing Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey who claimed before a Senate Committee last week that Trump pressured him to close investigations into Russian Federation election meddling.

Rosenstein is the government lawyer responsible for overseeing the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions having recused himself from the probe.

When Sekulow insisted that Trump fired Comey at the recommendation of the deputy attorney general, Todd noted;that Trump himself told NBC anchor Lester Holt he planned on firing Comey regardless of the deputy attorney general and the attorney general's recommendation. The White House has used a memo he wrote to justify Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, but that Trump action may now be part of the probe.

A source familiar with the Mueller probe said on Thursday that investigators would have to gather a large amount of evidence before an interview with the president would be warranted.

"Witch hunt' is how Trump characterizes the probe into Russia's election interference and possible ties to his campaign associates".

Sekulow said he respects the attorney-client privilege, unlike former FBI Director James Comey. "As we know of today, the president is not under investigation".

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You just said - you just said he asked for this consultation, which by the way, let me also say here, Mr. Rosenstein, in his prepared statement, in his testimony to Congress last month, said 'My memorandum is not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination.' So I'm confused by your rational here.

Also on Sunday's "Meet The Press", Sen.

"This is is going to move forward", he said.

On Thursday night, he issued a statement lashing out at news stories sourced to anonymous officials and that he believes are causing the President and Republicans to attack the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mueller for alleged leaks.

Trump is under pressure to reveal whether he has any tape recordings of private conversations with Comey.

Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, defended Mueller and his team, noting that lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have praised his appointment. The president, in his interview with my colleague Lester Holt, said it was about Russian Federation.

Schiff says if the panel can't get an answer then he believes a subpoena will be needed.

Officials in the House, Senate, and Justice Department are all conducting investigations into Russian meddling in the USA election - and the Trump campaign's possible involvement.

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