Jay Sekulow, President Trump's lawyer, says there's 'no investigation' of the president

Frederick Owens
June 19, 2017

Although there is still no word from special counsel Robert Mueller on the obstruction of justice investigation reportedly ongoing against President Donald Trump, a new poll has revealed that most Americans think the president guilty of a felony in interfering with the official FBI investigation into the alleged Russian Federation tampering with the 2016 presidential election.

Sekulow insisted that Trump fired Comey over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state - for which she was not charged and pointed out that Trump told Holt that firing Comey would likely lengthen the investigation.

Sekulow said the message was merely a response by the president to a Washington Post article citing five unnamed sources who said Trump was under investigation in the Russian Federation case. "First of all, you've now said that he is being investigated", Wallace said.

Two days ago, Trump tweeted that he is "being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director by the man who told me to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director!" So that - nothing has changed in that regard since James Comey's testimony.

"There has been no notification from the special counsel's office that the president is under investigation", Sekulow said. Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and has expansive powers to probe any matters that develop from his initial investigation. The source said investigators have sought information from Richard Ledgett, who recently retired as deputy NSA director and, the source said, had written a memo documenting an attempt from Trump urging Rogers to tamp down on the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

Trump said on Twitter, calling the probe into him a "Witch Hunt". The former FBI director was never in a position to speak on Mueller's investigation, and he didn't.

Senator Marco Rubio, who lost the Republican primary election to Trump, called for a "full and credible investigation".

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. Comey said he believed Trump's advice to be a direction and thus felt uncomfortable by it. "But you're his attorney, you're saying that the president, when he said that, was not accurate".

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"I can't imagine a scenario where the president would not be aware of it", Sekulow said on CBS. The tweet in question was the last of four tweets Trump sent out about the investigation.

"What's happening here is the president wants to take down Bob Mueller", Mr. Schiff said.

Angus King, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, estimated that investigators are just 20 percent into their probe, which could last for months. But legal analysts say few criminal investigations begin with an identified target.

"This is a very complex matter, involving thousands of pages of intelligence documents, lots of witnesses". "They are essentially engaging in a scorched earth litigation strategy that is beginning with trying to discredit the prosecutor", Schiff said on ABC.

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While aides have advised Trump to stay off Twitter, the president continued to weigh in on the widening legal investigations Sunday.

"He takes the action that [the Attorney General's office] recommended and now he's being investigated by the Department of Justice", he said. But, he added, "this is a president that has utilised social media, has revolutionised the whole concept of electioneering with social media".

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