Trump not under investigation for firing ex-FBI chief Comey - lawyer

Ebony Scott
June 19, 2017

According to the Washington Post report, Trump was being investigated for possible obstruction of justice by Robert Mueller - the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

After those reports, Trump himself had once again resorted to Twitter, where he posted an enigmatic message on Thursday in which he seemed to acknowledge that he was under investigation.

Trump, if left to his own devices and to the influence of enablers such as Jared Kushner (who encouraged Comey's firing for reasons that may have to do with reported investigation of his own financial dealings), will destroy his presidency.

Trump would later fire Comey, saying at first that he had done so on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, but later admitted that he had chose to fire Comey prior to hearing from the Justice Department and that he had done so because of his frustration about the Russian Federation investigation.

Mr Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate Moscow's involvement in the presidential election a year ago and possible collusion by Trump campaign associates with the Russians, but there has been no indication that Mr Mueller told the president to fire Mr Comey.

Gingrich's suggestion Mueller's team is becoming a partisan attack on the president has been pushed by the president on Twitter, as well as conservative media outlets this week.

"You've now said he is being investigated after saying [he isn't]", Wallace said.

Lieu's comments come after Trump and his allies against Mueller's character and possible conflicts of interest in an attempt to discredit him and his investigation.

"The president has not been notified by anyone that he's under investigation", Sekulow says.

Former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate intelligence committee that Trump pressured him on the Russian Federation investigation and asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "The President's response was as it related to the Washington Post report".

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'You tell me why the first four names that came up, I don't know about the next nine, but the four names are all people who gave to Democrats.

First, GOP leaders should publicly state that if the president fires Rosenstein because he refuses to fire Mueller, the House will have no choice but to consider impeachment.

Now they are cheering what is rapidly turning into a similarly open-ended inquiry into Donald Trump. When Comey was deputy attorney general in the Bush administration, he appointed a close friend and former colleague, Patrick Fitzgerald, as special counsel to investigate who leaked the identity of Valerie Plame, a covert Central Intelligence Agency officer. What makes this discussion so weird is that not only does the President appear to be the subject of an investigation but as a factual matter there's nearly no question that he's guilty.

The lawyer also said it was unlikely that any obstruction probe would not examine Trump.

SEKULOW: Well, let me just say two things.

The transition official said the organization has also separately asked the General Services Administration to preserve records from the Trump transition that were transferred to its facilities after the inauguration.

And Senate intelligence committee member Sen.

US President Donald Trump waves to the audience before delivering remarks on infrastructure investment and deregulation at the Department of Transportation on June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC.

"The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt".

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