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Is President Trump Under Investigation? Here's What We Know

20 June 2017, 10:09 | Laverne Osborne

US President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey

US President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey

"He's not afraid of the investigation - there is no investigation", Sekulow said, adding, "there is not an investigation of the President of the United States, period".

Sekulow also opened a conflict between the President's political team and his legal one, hinting that the President's tweets should be discounted even though the White House said they are an authentic expression of his views. Should the President be under investigation for firing Comey, however, either now or in the future, the investigation that began focusing on Russian ties to the Trump campaign and November's election could result in a shakeup. The New York Times reported Monday that Corallo's recent tweets have included praise for Mueller and a suggestion that Vice President Mike Pence should be the Republican nominee in 2020.

Earlier in the week, Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, a close friend of Trump's, claimed that the president was considering ordering Rosenstein to fire Mueller. "The tweet from the president was a response to the five anonymous sources that were purportedly leaking information to The Washington Post about a potential investigation of the president". Tweet or no tweet, the president is not under investigation, according to Sekulow.

This week could bring an end to the ongoing mystery of whether tapes of President Trump's White House conversations with former FBI Director James B. Comey actually exist - or it could lead to the White House being hit with a congressional subpoena.

Is Donald Trump under investigation for obstructing justice? To their minds, "investigation" is tantamount to "guilty", and their cherished goal of removing Donald Trump from office was on track to succeed.

Sekulow again said Trump is not under investigation, to which Cuomo responded "you don't know whether or not that's true".


Also on Sunday, Sekulow appeared on CNN's Face The Nation and apparently confused host Jake Tapper so much that BuzzFeed wrote a story based on nine screenshots of Tapper looking perplexed during the interview.

"I don't know what the facts will show or what the special counsel will conclude, but Kasowitz, Sekulow & Dowd is not the dream team", he tweeted after the Fox News exchange. "We're going to get the full truth out there, and I repeat, I believe that is the best thing that can happen for the president and for this administration", Rubio told NBC's "Meet the Press".

"Witch hunt" has become Trump's preferred phrase to dismiss the probe into Russian election interference.

Sekulow made numerous same arguments on the Sunday news shows, though he told Fox News Sunday that he couldn't read Mueller's mind and that he couldn't say with 100 percent certainty that Trump wasn't being investigated.

But when one looks at that matter that way, "there's nothing to investigate", said Sekulow.

"The man" the President was referring to is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein, who authored a scathing critique of the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director's handling of the Clinton email case.



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