Trump Attorney: The President Is Not Under Investigation

Modesto Morganelli
Giugno 20, 2017

The attorney also maintained that there could not be any investigation into Trump's firing of James Comey as FBI director because the president had full constitutional authority to oust the agency head.

When Wallace pointed out that Sekulow had just contradicted himself by acknowledging Trump was under investigation, the president's attorney accused the host of "putting words in my mouth, when I've been crystal clear that the president is not and has not been undeyinvestigation".

At first Sekulow denied Trump is under investigation, as the Washington Post reported last week for possible obstruction of justice. He feels pretty strongly about the fact that he did nothing wrong, and he has tried to get multiple people to say that publicly, because they've told him that, apparently, in private.

A source familiar with the Mueller probe said on Thursday that investigators would have to gather a large amount of evidence before an interview with the president would be warranted.

On Sunday, however, Sekulow struggled on what should have been his easiest appearance, telling Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace that Trump was being investigated "by the Department of Justice" then flatly denying he had said so.

Kushner's representatives reportedly started reaching out to attorneys in May, after a series of reports said Kushner had expressed a desire to Russia's ambassador to set up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin. King said the "collusion, the cooperation aspect of the investigation is not over".

President Donald Trump, whose combative instincts are to lash out, has given his legal team a clear direction: Fight, fight, fight.

But either way, that's not one I've heard before fro a White House Press secretary, though I wouldn't rule out that some such thing has been said.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a member of the intelligence committee, appeared on "Face the Nation" and several other Sunday talk shows on June 18, 2017. Kushner has denied any improper contacts with Russian Federation.

President Trump continued to refer to what he feels is a "witch hunt" against him in another slew of new tweets Sunday morning, writing that it is a distraction from the rest of his priorities: "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt".

A member of the president's outside legal team says Donald Trump is not under federal investigation. "Thank God I don't need you right now Jay Sekulow".

Sekulow, who is 61, isn't new to the Washington scene - he's made a career championing conservative causes in court for decades. As Salon's Heather Digby Parton points out, Sekulow's wife, brother, sons and sister-in-law "dominate the boards of both organizations" in an arrangement not dissimilar from how Trump ran his business and, to a lesser extent, the White House.

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