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Trump lawyer defends his use of social media

Donald Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow continues to insist he's not under investigation President Donald Trump arrives at the White House on June
Edmund Collier | 29 June, 2017, 08:57

Sekulow ended up contradicting both himself and Trump, in a debate with Fox News host Chris Wallace over whether Trump was actually under investigation. I believe the - I take the president at his word, that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation.

The obstruction-of-justice investigation of the president began days after Comey was sacked on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter. He must convince the entire world that the story printed in The Washington Post that alleges Donald Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice is false, all while the half-wit that he's representing is tweeting shit like this.

"No, Chris. Let me be crystal clear so you completely understand: We have not received nor are we aware of any investigation of the president of the United States", Sekulow said. "So that - nothing has changed in that regard since James Comey's testimony".

ABC News reported that, in fact, Mueller had not decided yet whether to investigate the president.

The Latest on the investigation into Russia's actions in the 2016 elections. The message apparently referred to Rosenstein, whose role leading the federal investigation has become increasingly complicated. After all, despite Trump claiming that he was thinking about firing Comey for months, it was Rosenstein's memo recommending the move that he initially cited as a basis for his decision.

Because we've received no notice of investigation....

Gorelick urged Kushner to consider choosing someone else to represent him at first, The Times reported.

The two were formerly law partners at Washington firm WilmerHale.

Mueller's probe is in its earliest stages and the idea he had narrowed the investigation down to one person is absurd.

Sanders attacks CNN, media in briefing
CNN is claiming that the only reason the hit piece was published was because "standard editorial processes were not followed". The story had stated that USA lawmakers were investigating a possible link between a Russian investment fund and Mr.

"You've now said that he's being investigated", Wallace replied.

That tactic from Trump's lawyers and proxies has manifested itself in aggressively worded statements and television appearances aimed at warding off any legal threat from prosecutors - and persuading the American public the president isn't in legal jeopardy.

The White House spent the day clarifying that the President was not confirming whether he was indeed under investigation, but rather was simply responding to the report.

"The president wants to take down Bob Mueller ... and the question is why". Marco Rubio said Sunday that he does not expect Trump to seek to fire them. "But he's not yet made that momentous decision to go for a full-scale investigation". First, Michael Flynn was sacked in part because he misled Pence about his conversations with Russia's ambassador.

Representative Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on House Intelligence Committee, said last Sunday that Trump and his personal attorney are trying to "take down" Mueller before he finishes his investigation.

The president suggested on Twitter that he may have taped those conversations. "That said, that in no way is going to impede any of this work from continuing".

In a weekend tweet, Trump also returned to the defense that he fired Comey at the recommendation of Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein.

Mueller was selected by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to lead the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties with Russian Federation, with the move coming after Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey.

Asked on NBC where the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation stands, Sen.

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