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Trump lawyer: US President not under investigation in Russia probe

19 Juin 2017

Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, attorney Jay Sekulow said the "president is not under investigation by the special counsel".

Sekulow, on one of four scheduled appearances on Sunday political talk shows, several times insisted the president was referring to a news report about an investigation, not an actual probe.

The lawyer, Jay Sekulow, contended the tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation, but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post.

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On CNN, Sekulow said it was a response to an article in the Washington Post alleging Trump was under investigation for obstruction of justice.

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On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that Mueller was investigating if Trump obstructed justice when he fired Comey. Mr Trump denied those allegations, saying he would be more than willing to offer his own testimony under oath .

He also said he has "every problem" with Mueller's investigation, and finds the special counsel's public friendship with fired FBI Director James Comey "weird". Rubio says it's important for the American people to know how the Russians interfered because we have more elections coming up.

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His morning missive apparently referred to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general whose role leading the federal investigation has become increasingly complicated. "I don't think that tweet helped him", Gingrich said on ABC's "This Week". Witch Hunt, ' the president wrote on Twitter.

He continued by saying: "Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm.massive regulation cuts, 36 new legislative bills signed, great new S.C.Justice, and Infrastructure, Healthcare and Tax Cuts in works!"

On Thursday, Trump called Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign a "witch hunt: based on the "phony" premise of possible collusion between Russia and a cadre of Trump campaign associates".

Trump lawyer: US President not under investigation in Russia probe