In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

Department of Justice-appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller is conducting what is generally called a preliminary inquiry into possible obstruction of justice involving President Donald Trump, as it pertains to his broader investigation into Russian meddling in the US presidential election.

SEKULOW: Well, look, I - I can't imagine the scenario where the president would - would not be aware of it.

After Comey's closely watched testimony before the Senate earlier this month, Sekulow called the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director the "leaker in chief" and said he should face charges. "He had been thinking about that as well".

Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, is considering revamping his legal team as the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election widens its scope, The New York Times reported on Monday, citing three people briefed on the matter. Thus, Sekulow's spin itself serves as a reminder that Trump's conduct leading up to the firing of Comey will likely be examined. "No", Sekulow said, "The context of the tweet, I just gave you the legal theory, Chris, of how the Constitution works".

The president suggested on Twitter that he may have taped those conversations.

"I believe it's one of the most serious attacks on our country in recent years", King told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd.

Trump had posted earlier in the morning that Sekulow would be appearing on the Fox program, but the tweet was later removed.

In a manner that would probably please his boss, Sekulow twice made mention of television ratings when comparing the reach of a cable network with President Trump's reach on social media.

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"You're his lawyer", Kilmeade told him.

To make sure the message got out, he hit as numerous Sunday shows as he could. Absolutely none of it corroborates the central claim of Trump haters: that Trump, or anyone close to Trump, conspired with the Russians to hack the DNC or John Podesta, subvert the election, or otherwise act against the interests of the United States. "The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking info to the Washington Post".

"So you can imagine if the president didn't have the opportunity to respond".

"You just said that he is being investigated", Wallace clarified.

Ultimately, Sekulow conceded there is "no duty" for the investigators to notify the White House if Trump is being investigated "in the sense of an obligation to tell".

On Fox News Sunday, Sekulow said that he was certain the president was not under investigation because he had received no notification or other indication that he was.

"The President is not a subject or target of an investigation. That means there should exist on some server somewhere in the White House, a very thorough record of the kind of phone calls that nay investigator of the Trump campaign and the Trump White House's ties to Russian Federation any obstruction of justice regarding the investigation of those ties, should be able to access", Perlstein said.