In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace interviewing Jay Sekulow.   Fox News

On Sunday, Trump's attorney insisted that this is not the case, and that the President was merely reacting to a Washington Post story that first reported about an investigation for obstruction of justice.

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.

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