In spite of tweet, lawyer insists Trump not under investigation


Consider Trump's response to James Comey's dramatic Senate testimony. But there are conflicting signals about what is actually happening. He says the Trump tweet was specifically directed at a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling.

And not unlike others who advise Trump on personal matters, Sekulow regularly appears on Fox News, as well as hosts a syndicated daily radio talk show. "You know it exists".

Jordan Libowitz, spokesman for the government accountability and transparency advocacy group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) told us the memos have likely come under the purview of an ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 electionby Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

"The President is not a subject or target of an investigation".

Sources close to Kushner told the New York Times that the Presidential adviser has spoken to at least one renowned trial lawyer, who may replace or work alongside Ms Gorelick.

In May, Trump tweeted, the day after sacking Comey, "James Comey better hope there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

But while Mueller mulls over that decision, more and more voices are being raised calling for him to step aside due to a serious conflict of interest that probe would represent.

But the more frustrated that Trump gets, the more he often hurts himself politically.

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White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Monday that President Donald Trump "has confidence in everyone who serves him", as reporters questioned him about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the target of a recent Trump tweet. In the subsequent furor over Comey's dismissal - largely stoked by Trump's conflicting reasons for firing the director, which first adopted but then parted company with Rosenstein's memo - Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel. Mueller left his position at the firm to lead the investigation.

What has Trump's legal team said?

Jay Sekulow, told "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd "The president is not under investigation by the special counsel".

The attorney did the rounds on the morning shows on Sunday, appearing on CNN's "State of the Union", where he argued Trump is not under investigation, despite the president tweeting "I am being investigated" last week. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., noted that "one thing we've learned from the testimony of multiple people now is the president is pretty fired up about this" and doesn't believe that he did anything wrong.

Sekulow made numerous same arguments on the Sunday news shows, though he told Fox News Sunday that he couldn't read Mueller's mind and that he couldn't say with 100 percent certainty that Trump wasn't being investigated.

Tweets like these, however, indicate that Trump is massively frustrated and wants to get rid of Rosenstein, Mueller, and the Russian Federation investigation altogether.

Sekulow is so certain that Trump is under investigation that even when he's trying to do damage control over two Freudian slips that confirm Trump is under investigation, Sekulow releases another Freudian slip, beginning to reference the inves...never mind... Then he bounced up on "Fox News Sunday", informing Chris Wallace that Trump, in fact, "is being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take". The lessons of history suggest such traumas raise questions of political legitimacy and constitutional process that have the potential to sour life in Washington for years in the future.