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Despite tweet, lawyer says President Trump not under investigation

21 Juin 2017

Then, in a subsequent interview on "Fox News Sunday", Sekulow sowed further confusion by saying Trump was under investigation - then denied he said anything of the sort.

In what seems an unconvincing explanation at best, defense attorney Jay Sekulow chose to defend his President by categorically denying that there was any investigation being carried out against him.

In a statement, Jamie Gorelick said she told Kushner to get "independent advice of a lawyer" on whether to "continue with us" after Robert Mueller was tapped to lead an FBI investigation into possible ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

As the investigation does move forward, there's been a tip from the deputy attorney general.

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.

Wallace noted that the "tape will speak for itself".

On Friday, Trump tweeted that he was being "investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

The claim came within days of Mr Trump appearing to confirm he was the subject of an inquiry with a tweet about being the target of a "witch hunt".

A day later posted the following tweet.

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Ramazan Sharif, said all six ballistic missiles hit their targets, citing "local sources" and drone footage. Gadi Eizenkot said Tuesday the "operational achievement was much smaller" than what has been reported.

Former House Speaker, Newt Gingrich said, "I don't think that tweet served him". In the subsequent furor over Comey's dismissal - largely stoked by Trump's conflicting reasons for firing the director, which first adopted but then parted company with Rosenstein's memo - Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel.

Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said failure to respond could result in subpoenas being issued.

But White House officials worry that Trump may fire Rosenstein and Mueller, a move that aides are actively against as it could be unconstitutional.

However, Mr. Comey did say he took the President's "hope" comment as a "directive".

The assurances from Comey that the President wasn't under investigation were apparently no longer applicable, according to the Post report.

Former Department of Justice official John Malcolm told CNBC that "there is no question that he (Mueller) is close to Jim Comey" and that he "must keep an arm's length distance" from him. He maintained that the president's actions won't prevent any of the investigations from proceeding, and that getting to the bottom of what happened would benefit all involved, including Trump.

The Senate Intelligence Committee say it's only about 20 percent into its investigation. Marco Rubio said Sunday that he does not expect Trump to seek to fire them. He said it could be done "maybe by the end of the year".

"President Trump appeared to attack a top official in his own Justice Department on Friday, and in the process arguably confirmed reports that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice", reports the LA Times. Politico reported last Saturday the White House plans to work with Republicans in the House to make changes to the bill, which curbs Trump's ability to ease penalties against Russian Federation.