Lawyer says President Trump not under investigation

Angie Massey
June 20, 2017

That tactic from Trump's lawyers and proxies has manifested itself in aggressively worded statements and television appearances aimed at warding off any legal threat from prosecutors — and persuading the American public the president isn't in legal jeopardy. As Salon's Heather Digby Parton points out, Sekulow's wife, brother, sons and sister-in-law "dominate the boards of both organizations" in an arrangement not dissimilar from how Trump ran his business and, to a lesser extent, the White House.

Just as troublesome to the White House: Mueller hire Michael Dreeben has argued on behalf of the government on the need to expand the definition of obstruction of justice.

"Representatives of Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, have quietly contacted high-powered criminal lawyers about potentially representing him in the wide-ranging investigation into Russia's influence on the 2016 election, according to three people briefed on the matter,"The New York Times reported".

However, what needs to be mentioned is that the "witch hunt" reference was not a one- off tweet. The Washington Post says he is, and their evidence seems pretty strong.

Like many Trump problems, this one was caused by a Trump tweet.

Barak Cohen, a former Justice Department lawyer and now a defense attorney specializing in white-collar crime and investigations, said there was no requirement that the special counsel notify Trump he was under investigation, so the lack of such notice meant nothing.

The scorched-earth approach may have grave political consequences.

Trump is making a mistake if he hopes he can simply pretend Comey's testimony has put him in the clear.

At the president's urging, he has been on the offensive, casting doubt on Comey's character and raising questions about whether the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director inappropriately disclosed sensitive material.

President Trump is now in the grip of this situation.

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At worst, it could force the nation to confront a third debate on whether to remove an elected President in just 45 years.

Meanwhile, Sekulow said Mueller does have a "sterling reputation in Washington D.C.", and if there are conflicts with people he's named to his staff, that will be addressed.

Back in the present, the President's mood is fueling the sense of crisis. Marco Rubio said Sunday that he does not expect Trump to seek to fire them. The house you want to buy costs $400,000 and your realtor tells you that there's no way to even think about making this work without a down payment of at least $40,000. "And he's expressing himself in that way".

As the investigation into President Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russian Federation becomes increasingly confusing, it may be time to take a look at the investigation itself.

"Trump has a compulsion to counterattack and is very pugnacious", Gingrich said on ABC's This Week.

A member of the president's outside legal team says Donald Trump is not under federal investigation. First, he told Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press": "There is not an investigation of the president of the United States, period".

"It was 141 characters". That's all we know. During his exchange with anchor Chris Wallace, Jay Sekulow twice complained about Trump being under investigation, then clarified that expressing frustration about Trump being under investigation does not amount to a concession that the president actually is being investigated.although he might be. Rosenstein added that he would not follow any orders to fire the special counsel unless he believes "those are lawful and appropriate orders".

Trump's fledgling presidency has been battered by allegations-being dissected both by Congress and the FBI-that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with the former real estate magnate's campaign team.

Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and has expansive powers to probe any matters that develop from his initial investigation.

First, White House staffers spend 24 hours denying Trump was under investigation.

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