Trump lawyer says President isn't under investigation, despite t

Pauline Gross
June 19, 2017

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"The fact of the matter is the president has not been and is not under investigation", Sekulow said on CBS' Face the Nation, one of four USA political shows where he appeared on Sunday. "That tweet was in response to a "Washington Post" story that ran with five unnamed sources, without identifying the agencies they represented, saying that the special counsel had broadened out his investigation to include the president", he said.

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.

Sekulow said it was a response to an article in the Washington Post alleging Trump was under investigation for obstruction of justice. "The best thing that could happen for the president, and the country, is a full and credible investigation".

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"So the president said "I am under investigation" even though he's isn't under investigation?" Schiff spoke on ABC's "This Week" and King spoke on NBC.

Sekulow appeared on several political talk shows on Sunday to argue that contrary to the president's tweet, the Trump team did not know if the president was under investigation by Mueller.

"So here's what you have: the president issued that tweet, that social media statement, based on a fake report, a report with no documented sources, from "The Washington Post", he said".

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

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel following Comey's ouster in early May.

"Let me clear. The president's not under investigation, as James Comey said in his testimony, that the president was not the target of investigation on three different occasions", Sekulow told CNN in another interview.

"With all due respect, the president said "I am being investigated" in a tweet, and people take his word on that", Tapper said.

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