Donald Trump Attorney Says President Not Under Investigation

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 21, 2017

The chief counsel for the conservative American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) was thrust into the spotlight as a member of the president's legal team regarding investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign and links between Trump aides and Moscow. Nice.” And then: “You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history — led by some very bad and conflicted people!”. To hear Sekulow tell it, if the president speaks to anyone who's passed a bar exam, that person should "respect the attorney-client privilege" and never divulge the contents of that conversation. It was unclear whether his tweet about being under investigation was based on direct knowledge or new media reports that suggest Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, sent out spokespeople and surrogates with a far-fetched cover story to explain the dismissal, and then told NBCs Lester Holt that the real reason for the firing was Comeys pursuit of the Russian Federation investigation.

When President Donald Trump abruptly fired James Comey last month, he wrote in the former FBI Director's termination letter that he was appreciative of Comey telling him, on three separate occasions, that Trump himself was not under investigation - an assertion Comey confirmed in congressional testimony.

Gingrich, the former House speaker whose wife is seeking Senate approval to become the US ambassador to the Vatican, continued to defend Trump Thursday morning.

In May, ABC News reported that Rosenstein was displeased with the White House portrayal of former FBI Director James Comey's firing as originating from him and was on the verge of resigning, according to an administration source.

Sekulow went on argue that to say he claimed Trump is under investigation is "unfair", adding, "I do not appreciate you putting words in my mouth".

Just a few weeks ago, Gingrich was praising Mueller as a man of integrity.

Jay Sekulow, told "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd "The president is not under investigation by the special counsel". If they find none, Im certain Mueller will forthrightly report that fact — but only after completing a proper investigation, which takes time. Most recently, they have sought copies of Comey's memos on his discussions with President Trump and any White House records of such interactions.

Asked on NBC whether Trump's social-media commentary may be created to intimidate Rosenstein or Mueller, Sen.

Mr. Trump, in a most revealing interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt, had earlier said he had the handling of "the Russian thing" in mind when he decided on his own to fire Mr. Comey.

THE FACTS: The president once again shows a lack of understanding of how law-enforcement investigations work, or a willingness to misrepresent the process. "Which also makes you wonder why they'd pick a guy who is Comey's close friend to investigate a situation in which inevitably involves Comey". Attention is focused on the question of obstruction simply because so much of Trumps campaign to deep-six the investigation has been conducted openly, at full volume. "But he's not yet made that momentous decision to go for a full-scale investigation".

Comey made the existence of this investigation public in a March hearing before the House intelligence committee. Constitutionally, the president does not need a reason to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who - like every unelected subordinate official in the executive branch - serves at the president's pleasure. The Trump administration used a memo written by Rosenstein to justify Comey's firing, an act that Trump says is now under investigation.

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