In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

Wednesday, 21 Jun, 2017

He made similar comments in three other TV appearances last Sunday. In fact, Trump is still fundraising, and he is actually using the Russian Federation investigation to try and entice his supporters to give him more money.

"The president has not been and is not under investigation".

Rubio said it's in the best interests of the country to have a "full-scale investigation that looks at everything, so that we can move forward".

Sekulow says that Trump hasn't been notified of any investigation. "First of all, you've now stated that he is being investigated." interrupts Chris Wallace. "No, he's not being investigated!"

It is to be noted that Carson's stance on the issue is a noteworthy break from President Trump and his administration's stance, which has time and again called the whole investigation a "witch hunt".

"The man" the President was referring to is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein, who authored a scathing critique of the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director's handling of the Clinton email case.

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

The Trump team's style makes for a study in contrasts when compared to the seasoned group of prosecutors and criminal law experts working under Robert Mueller, the tight-lipped, respected ex-FBI director.

Meanwhile, other sources have said that the President is indeed under investigation for the highly unconventional firing of the FBI Chief. The White House used a memo he wrote to justify Trump's decision to fire Comey, but Trump's firing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director may now be part of the probe.

A White House official said the senior aide and son-in-law to President Donald Trump will arrive on Wednesday for meetings in Jerusalem and Ramallah. Sekulow added that Trump is "very effective" with his use of social media. "#MAGA", Trump tweeted on June 15. "This is not taking up the president of the United States's day".

Comey himself, in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he hoped the tapes exist. And so he wants them to say it publicly. "They're essentially engaging in a scorched-earth litigation strategy that is beginning with trying to discredit the prosecutor".

Trump has also retained Sekulow, who has been the face of the legal team on TV - though he, too, has an untypical background, having largely specialized in religious liberty claims.

James Comey, left, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on July 8, 2015.

"I would give him the chance to see if he could do that because if there's nothing there, he's not going to find anything anyway", Carson said.

Even more troubling, however, is the fact that Mueller himself might have to answer questions in any obstruction investigation.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, aired similar fears on Friday.

Spicer said he would "probably" have an answer "by the end of this week".

Comey was leading the investigation into whether the Trump 2016 Presidential campaign cooperate with Russian officials and Russia carried out a computer hacking operation created to tilt the election in Trump's favor.

The bipartisan measure, approved 98-2, now awaits action by the House. Cuomo countered. "It's not like this White House is averse to making any kind of inquiries about the Russian Federation probe".