Trump's personal attorney says president not under any investigation

Virginia Carter
June 19, 2017

A representative from President Donald Trump's legal team said Trump is not under investigation, despite the President tweeting "I am being investigated" this week.

The attorney, Jay Sekulow, appeared on several Sunday news programs to counter the impression that Trump has acknowledged he's become a target of the expanding Russian Federation probe.

"Let me be clear here, the President is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction".

"The fact of the matter is the president has not been and is not under investigation", Sekulow said on CBS' "Face the Nation" - in one of four interviews he gave on Sunday - adding that the president has not received any notification that he is being investigated.

It comes after Mr Trump appeared to admit for the first time on Friday that he is being investigated, as he lashed out at a top Justice Department official probing links between Russian Federation and the President's election campaign.

Former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate intelligence committee that Trump pressured him on the Russian Federation investigation and asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and has expansive powers to probe any matters that develop from his initial investigation.

"I can say categorically that the collusion, the cooperation aspect of the investigation is not over". The committee also sent a letter to Comey asking for any notes or memos. "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".

Trump's tweets following the report appeared to confirm the investigation, but his lawyer said it only appeared that way because of the character limit on Twitter.

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British Prime Minister, Teresa May said she would chair an emergency response meeting later on Monday morning. London Mayor Sadiq Khan , the first Muslim to serve in that position, said extra police would be deployed.

Schiff said if the panel can't get an answer then he believes a subpoena will be needed.

Rasmussen said Friday its daily presidential tracking poll that 50% of likely US voters approve of Trump's job performance, while the other 50% disapprove.

A source familiar with the Robert Mueller probe said on Thursday that investigators would have to gather a large amount of evidence before an interview with the president would be warranted.

"Trump, who only a day earlier had called for a more civil tone in Washington after a shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, fired off several more tweets in the afternoon voicing disbelief that he was under scrutiny while his "crooked" Democratic opponent in last year's election, Hillary Clinton, escaped prosecution in relation to her use of a private email server while secretary of state".

Sekulow appeared on a series of Sunday morning news programs. Schiff spoke on ABC's "This Week " and King spoke on NBC.

But the President is yet to heed that advice, tweeting on Sunday: "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt".

"Witch hunt" is how Trump characterizes the probe into Russia's election interference and possible ties to his campaign associates. Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm, .

"The President is not a subject or target of an investigation".

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