Over the weekend, attorney Jay Sekulow appeared on CBS News "Face The Nation" and contradicted that claim.
During Comey's June 8 testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, where he testified that Trump pressed him to drop the FBI investigation into former White House aide Michael Flynn, Comey said, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes". Tweet or no tweet, the president is not under investigation, according to Sekulow.
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"I can not read the mind of the special prosecutor", Sekulow said."No one has notified us that he is" under investigation, Sekulow said.
"He's not afraid of the investigation".
Sekulow joined Trump's personal legal team, which includes Marc Kasowitz, Trump's go-to lawyer for years on both personal and business matters; Mark Bowe, who works with Kasowitz; and newly hired John Dowd, a well-known DC-based attorney.
Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally, said the president's tweet seemingly acknowledging that he's under investigation wasn't helpful.
Sekulow is responding on "Fox and Friends" to a statement that Trump's tweets can make it harder for others to do their job. The source said investigators have sought information from Richard Ledgett, who recently retired as deputy NSA director and, the source said, had written a memo documenting an attempt from Trump urging Rogers to tamp down on the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. The denial comes days after Trump appeared to confirm he is being investigated, sending a tweet complaining that he is the target of a "witch hunt".
Rubio said "that's not going to happen", when asked whether he's concerned that Trump may be preparing to fire Mueller and Rosenstein.
Trump has hinted that he may have taped conversations with Comey - in which the ex-FBI chief says the president pressured him for his loyalty and on the Russian Federation investigation while also urging him to drop a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn.
Sekulow stressed repeatedly that Trump is not under investigation.
"The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt".
The lawyer retorted that Wallace placed words in his mouth when he was crystal clear Trump is not and has not been under investigation. The California congressman said that the president and his associates are engaged in a scorched earth litigation strategy that begins with discrediting Mueller. Gingrich also cited the friendship between Mueller and Comey, which the Trump supporter described as "weird". But Trump later acknowledged that he had already made up his mind to fire Comey before receiving the Rosenstein recommendation and that he dismissed Comey because of "this Russia thing", believing that the probe of Russian interference in the election was an excuse being used by Democrats to explain Clinton's stunning upset loss.
With President Trump's instructions, Vice President Mike Pence has hired Richard Cullen, his own lawyer to represent the U.S. Meanwhile, Mueller has sought interviews with three Trump administration officials who weren't involved in Trump's campaign.
If he signs for City, the Brazilian will become their third signing of the summer after they landed Bernardo Silva and Ederson . Pablo Zabaleta , Gael Clichy and Barbary Sagna have been released with Aleksander Kolarov the only full back left at the club.
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Ball, 19, averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 assists and 6.0 rebounds over 36 games in his lone season with the Bruins in 2016-17. The Lakers, Jazz, and Kings are the other three teams with multiple first-round picks.
Election 2017: the most SHOCKING result in recent history? "I'm ready for another general election ", Corbyn said. The Scottish National Party lost more than 20 seats to knock the party down to 35 seats, according to the BBC .
It is reported the Prime Minister hopes to get a clear run to 2019, and bide enough time to complete Brexit and find a successor. The last time a two-year parliament was announced was in 2010, at the formation of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition.
Malaiyya discussed about the difficulties being faced by traders related to implementation of GST system with Jaitley. An awareness campaign has been launched to inform the industry about the processes related to the GST.
Larson didn't feel he had the best auto for the FireKeepers Casino 400 , a race where Martin Truex Jr. swept the first two stages. Sunday, Busch didn't even have the lead exiting turn 2 immediately after the restart. "This was an uneventful race for us".
Putin seems content to sit back and watch as America tears itself apart with partisan witch hunts and hatred of the president. They blocked US companies such as Exxon Mobil (XOM.N), where Tillerson was chairman, from investing in such projects.
Heavy rain could lead to flash flooding, the weather service said, but severe winds will provide the main threat to the region. The National Weather Service in Lincoln has extended a flood warning for northern McLean County until noon Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo interested in Manchester United return
Ronaldo maintains his innocence in the tax evasion case and insisted that did everything in accordance with Spanish law. The problem for Ronaldo is that very few clubs could afford his wages on top of what would be a massive transfer fee.
Dead, missing toll in London fire rises to 79, police say
Khan said images of the 1970's building being ravaged by fire "should be forever seared into our nation's collective memory". The fire has prompted warnings about fire safety risks in many other council tower blocks built in the same era.
NRATV calls London attack on Muslims a "maybe attack"
He would've died because so many people were punching him", an eyewitness who gave his name as Abdul told The Independent . The Muslim Council of Britain called the incident a "terror attack" and the "most violent manifestation" of Islamophobia.
Germany: no punishment for UK, but EU exit good for no one
That will make eventual parliamentary approval hard for any Brexit deal that she might strike with her European counterparts. The association represents 3,200 businesses with a million employees in Germany making industrial machinery.
Inmates Dig Tunnel, Bust Out of Bali Prison
CCTV cameras in the area weren't working, and officials found a cable had been cut."We don't know [who cut it]. It's pretty hard for some of the locals - if you don't have money to get food you don't eat".
Trump attorney says president not under investigation
Trump returned to the White House on Sunday after spending Father s Day weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat. Mueller's probe is in its earliest stages and the idea he had narrowed the investigation down to one person is absurd.
Four foreigners tunnel out of Kerokoban Prison
The waste tunnel, through which the four prisoners are believed to have escaped, was 15 metres long and half a metre wide. The men escaped from Kerobokan Prison by crawling through a 39-foot-long tunnel dug under the walls, per Reuters .
Kim Kardashian gives North a puppy for her 4th birthday
But, most importantly, the celebrations also included two new, painfully cute puppies for North and her cousin, Penelope Disick . However, despite having had so many animals over the years, Kim previously admitted she isn't really a lover of pets.