Trump Times: Make America (nyet) Russia Great Again! (Washington Diary)


The reason everyone thinks Trump is under investigation is a combination of a report from The Washington Post which said special counsel Robet Mueller had expanded the scope of his investigation to include obstruction of justice and the following tweet from the president himself.

Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, appeared across the major political talk shows on Sunday.

"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director", President Trump tweeted.

Vice President Pence hired outside legal counsel to help with both congressional committee inquiries and the special counsel investigation into possible collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says he believes there is evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to interfere in the general election.

When Wallace pointed out he had twice said Trump was under investigation, Sekulow stated that he was just talking about the "legal theory of how the Constitution works" and that he'd appreciate it if Wallace wouldn't "rephrase" what he was saying.

On the facts we know now, that support nearly certainly not not be forthcoming.

They said previous presidents would make sure to have the White House counsel's office and their personal lawyers carefully review any comments about such an investigation before making them.

More news: Michelle Carter, Who Texted Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself, Is Found Guilty
More news: Google toughens measures to remove, restrict visibility of extremist content on YouTube
More news: All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze

As evidence, Sekulow said that Trump has not been notified of any investigation.

"Face The Nation" host John Dickerson referenced Trump's Friday tweet where he claimed he was under investigation and called it a "witch hunt".

Former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate intelligence committee that Trump pressured him on the Russian Federation investigation and asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

"So the president said "I am under investigation" even though he isn't under investigation?"

"He's not being investigated", Sekulow exclaimed, adding that he wanted to be "crystal clear" that they are "not aware of any investigation".

Trump has told associates he has the legal authority to fire Mueller. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said that the panel - overseeing one of several congressional investigations - is looking forward to getting a response from the White House on whether recordings exist.

In the Senate, Sen. Indeed, I preferred nearly every candidate in the Republican presidential primary field to Trump. Angus King, an independent from ME, stressed that the probe will likely last for a long time. "The tape will speak for itself; you said he is being investigated".

The senator noted that it was a very complex matter, which involved thousands of pages of intelligence documents, many witnesses, hence a lot of information needed to be processed.