A Made-Up Story? Jay Sekulow Sets Record Straight on Trump Investigation

Trump lawyer Trump not under investigation

Trump lawyer says President isn't under investigation, despite tweets

The president wrote on Twitter: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" On Sunday, Trump's attorney insisted that this is not the case, and that the President was merely reacting to a Washington Post story that first reported about an investigation for obstruction of justice. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says the best thing for everyone will be for the investigation to run its course.

On CNN's State of the Union, Sekulow sought to account for any confusion over Trump's apparently precise words by saying the president could not "in a tweet, include all that is there". He also cited the testimony from former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate intelligence committee, in which Comey said he had told Trump he was not under investigation in the months leading up to his May 9 firing.

Fireworks exploded Sunday when Fox News anchor Chris Wallace grilled an attorney for President Donald Trump over whether or not the president is the subject of an FBI investigation.

Gorelick is a partner at the WilmerHale law firm.

Sekulow said that Trump's successful use of social media will be "studied" decades from now.

They also said they look forward to continued talks throughout each investigation. Mueller's office has taken up that work, and the preliminary interviews scheduled with intelligence officials indicate that his team is actively pursuing potential witnesses inside and outside the government. It showed up again on the President's Twitter page when he said that the "distraction of the witch hunt" would not divert him from his Make America Great mission. "You know it exists".

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Himes says it's important for the committee to conduct its investigation right rather than quickly.

Is President Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice?

Trump's political opponents, mainly Democrats, have accused Trump's presidential campaign of "colluding" with Russian officials to undermine the election, but so far no concrete evidence has surfaced showing ties between Trump's campaign and Russia.

Kushner is in the spotlight over alleged discussions with Russia's ambassador in December, during which he reportedly discussed setting up a secret communication channel between the Trump administration and Moscow.

After Chris Wallace pointed out that he just said Donald Trump is under investigation (twice), Sekulow clapped back with this pathetic response (emphasis mine). 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".

Sukelow subsequently did tell Wallace that Trump was being investigated by the Special Counsel when he was asked, in reference to Trump's tweet, if the President thought Rosenstein had done anything wrong.

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