Trump attorney says president not under investigation

President Donald Trump´s personal lawyer said on Sunday that Trump is not under investigation in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential race, a statement that appeared to contradict a comment Trump himself made on Twitter last week.

One of Donald Trump s lawyers insisted Sunday that the president was not under criminal investigation as part of the sweeping probe into Russian Federation s alleged meddling in American elections, despite the U.S. leader s tweets angrily calling the whole saga a "distraction".

Whatever the reason, the Post report set off a wave of liberal celebrations over the imminent demise of the president.

In a statement, Gorelick says that after the appointment of the special counsel, she advised Kushner "to obtain the independent advice of a lawyer with appropriate experience as to whether he should continue with us". "The president is not a subject or target of investigation." he told CNN's Jake Tapper.

"Apparently, over and over again Trump is told privately you are not under investigation but nobody will officially admit it".

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

Comey told lawmakers earlier this month that Trump in recent months had asked for his personal loyalty, urged him to drop the investigation of the contacts the president's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had with Russia's ambassador to Washington, and to "lift the cloud" of the Russian Federation investigation, none of which he acceded to.

Sekulow says the president has a social media platform that can reach 107 million people and "I don't tell him what to write or not write".


Trump returned to the White House on Sunday after spending Father s Day weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat.

Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, said on "Fox News Sunday" that it would be a "disaster" for Trump to fire Mueller or Rosenstein, or to nudge the latter to recuse himself in an effort to slow down the investigation.

Mueller, the special counsel named by the Justice Department to probe the Russia matter, is investigating whether anyone associated with Trump or his campaign had any illegal dealings with Russian officials or others with ties to the Kremlin.

"The fact of the matter is the president has not been and is not under investigation", Sekulow said on CBS' "Face the Nation", one of four political shows where he appeared on Sunday.

Sekulow said Trump took action based on their recommendation, and as a result, he is being investigated.

Trump has not backed down from removing Mueller from the investigation, The New York Daily News reported.

Attorney Jay Sekulow is stressing that "the president has not been and is not under investigation". That tweet was in response to a Washington Post story that ran with five unnamed sources - without identifying the agencies they represented - saying that the special council had brought down his investigation to include the president.

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