Trump attorney says president 'not under investigation'

A lawyer for Presidnet Donald Trump is disputing that Trump confirmed an investigation

A lawyer for Presidnet Donald Trump is disputing that Trump confirmed an investigation

While Sekulow said the president is not being investigated by special counsel #Robert Mueller, he contradicted himself on the same show when he said Trump is being investigated.

"In fact, to the contrary", he told CBS' "Face the Nation", pointing to recent testimony by sacked FBI director James Comey who said the president had not been the target of an investigation. Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and has expansive powers to probe any matters that develop from his initial investigation.

The Washington Post story cited five officials who said they had been briefed on interview requests from special counsel Robert Mueller to see if President Trump attempted to obstruct justice.

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 USA leader's tweets angrily calling the whole saga a "distraction". However, that argument conveniently ignores that Comey was sacked more than a month ago, prior to the appointment of Mueller, and most importantly, that Comey's firing itself could have been the reason for opening an investigation into Trump's possible obstruction of justice.

Schiff also said Sunday that he believes there is some evidence of collusion between the Trump team and the Kremlin.

Casting aspersions on the Justice Department and its inquiry, Trump on Friday seemed to confirm that he was under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by the special counsel looking into Russia's actions. "The best thing that could happen for the president, and the country, is a full and credible investigation". "Witch Hunt." It was the first time Trump had publicly acknowledged that he's under investigation.

Mueller, the FBI director before Comey, has not released any details on the investigation. "That's it. Simple explanation", Sekulow told CNN's "State of the Union". Although the White House initially said Rosenstein's memo led Trump to fire Comey, the president later said in a television interview that he did so because of the Russian Federation investigation. "And he is very pugnacious", former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday on ABC's "This Week".

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"The message the President is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired", Ms Feinstein said.

The FBI "doesn't sit around all day and read tweets", said Rubio, a Republican from Florida who's a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Sekulow said Trump would address the issue of the tapes - whose very existence is unclear - in the "week ahead". Angus King, an independent from ME, stressed that the probe will likely last for a long time.

Sekulow said Trump "is not and has not been under investigation".

The Senate intelligence committee is in the early stages of its probe and is looking at whether anyone involved in the campaign shared information with the Russians, said Senator Angus King of ME, an independent who caucuses with Democrats.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday while spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat, Trump again referenced the "distraction of the Witch Hunt". "There's a lot of information yet to go".

They are asking headhunters if their reputations could suffer permanent damage, according to 27 people interviewed by The Washington Post to assess what is becoming a debilitating factor in recruiting political appointees.

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