Trump attorney says president not under investigation

by Abel Hampton June 20, 2017, 0:58

"There has been no notification from the special counsel's office that the president is under investigation".

One of Donald Trump's lawyers insisted Sunday that the president was not under criminal investigation as part of the sweeping probe into Russia's alleged meddling in American elections, despite the U.S. leader's tweets angrily calling the whole saga a "distraction".

Last week, President Donald Trump tweeted that he's being investigated over the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

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However, Sekulow has said that the tweet was the President's response to a media article about the non- existent investigation, a direct critique of the lack of authentic sources for the news that was published. Todd said. "If this investigation is going to find - and he knows he did nothing wrong, then he shouldn't be afraid of this investigation".

While Sekulow did brush off all allegations of investigations being carried out into the President's actions, he did later let slip about an obstruction of justice investigation that may be directed at Trump.

Sekulow, however, said Trump's tweet from Trump was specifically directed at a "fake" media report with no "documented sources". Ledgett wrote a memo, according to the source, documenting a conversation in which the president allegedly urged Rogers to help get the FBI to lift the cloud of the Russian Federation investigation.

The president's response was as it related to "The Washington Post" report.

Meanwhile, despite growing concerns that the president may fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel running the Russian Federation probe, Sen.

Sekulow responded that Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey does not amount to obstruction of justice, before sparring with Cuomo over leaks to the press. The denial comes days after Trump appeared to confirm he is being investigated, sending a tweet complaining that he is the target of a "witch hunt". "That's it. Simple explanation", Sekulow told CNN's "State of the Union".

"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".

Trump has long maintained that he was not the target of an investigation and he felt "vindicated" after Comey's recent testimony before a Senate panel where he admitted that he assured the president that he was not part of a probe at the time.

Sekulow, a conservative activist and radio talk-show host, earlier this month joined Trump's legal team, which is led by Marc Kasowitz. "The Washington Post issued a story that had five anonymous sources, which they never identified what agencies those sources originated out of". Gingrich also cited the friendship between Mueller and Comey, which the Trump supporter described as "weird".

"It looks like we have got a simmering tea kettle here, and the President seems to be testing the waters about whether he ought to go ahead and fire Robert Mueller", said Richard Ben-Veniste, a former Watergate prosecutor who is now a CNN legal analyst.

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