CNN's Jake Tapper Is Confused As Hell During Interview With Trump's Lawyer


A longtime legal expert who recently joined Trump's team, Sekulow appeared on several politics shows, among them Meet the Press, Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday, to defend the president after Trump tweeted that he was "being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director by the man who told me to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director".

As he did in exchanges with other news anchors, Sekulow bullishly emphasized to Wallace that Trump's tweet should only be interpreted as a response to the Post report and insisted that that no one has notified Trump or his team that the president is under investigation.

While you were out doing something better than watching the soul-sucking Sunday shows (and quite literally, anything is better), Donald Trump's lawyer was making the rounds-seemingly ensuring that we all get the impression that the competence of Donald Trump's legal defense matches that of Donald Trump.

Sekulow had previously maintained that Trump is not under investigation, so Wallace was quick to confront Sekulow over the apparent contradiction. "So he's being investigated for taking the action the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take by the agency that recommended the determination".

"If the reports are true that the president is being investigated for the termination of James Comey", he said, "you gotta put it in context".

The interview became lively when Sekulow seemed to contradict himself, suggesting that Trump was under investigation after firing Comey on the recommendations of the attorney general and deputy attorney general.

"You just said, sir, you just said that he's being investigated", Wallace said. If, in fact, it was correct that the president was being investigated, he would be investigated for taking action that an agency told him to take. "So I ... I can't read people's minds, but I can tell you this: we have not been notified that there's an investigation to the president of the United States".

SEKULOW: No, Chris, I said that the. any. let me be crystal clear so you completely understand.

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While critics appear to blame the situation on a tweet by the president last Friday - appearing to confirm he was the target of a probe - one of the president's lawyers, Jay Sekulow with the American Center for Law and Justice, believes the mainstream media is culpable. "That is protected under the constitution".

Since then, Sekulow has been a popular name on the internet, but despite just now coming into the spotlight as part of the President's legal team, Sekulow has been around politics and media for three decades.

Wallace noted that the "tape will speak for itself".

After Comey's closely watched testimony before the Senate earlier this month, Sekulow called the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director the "leaker in chief" and said he should face charges.

Recently, some 30 years after his humble beginning in the Supreme Court, he agreed to take on the client of a lifetime: the president of the United States. So there's more than just the fact that he fired Comey.

"A lot of you have been asking to have a voice on this", he said.

WALLACE: I want to ask you a direct question.