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.
"It would be a particularly unfortunate result for the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General to both recuse themselves, after the FBI Director was sacked, leaving the investigation to be run by the Associate Attorney General-who is a political appointee but more importantly has never been a prosecutor", Ray said.
"No, Chris, I deal with fact and law", Sekulow said.
"The president has not been and is not under investigation", said attorney Jay Sekulow on a number of morning talk shows.
Wallace noted that the "tape will speak for itself".
At some point, Mueller may wish to interview Federal Bureau of Investigation senior leadership about their meetings with Comey regarding Trump, though it's unclear if this has already taken place. He added: "We will also want to make certain that the special counsel has all the resources it needs to undertake this important task".
"Here's what you're trying to do, Chris", Sekulow said.
"He takes the action that [the Attorney General's office] recommended and now he's being investigated by the Department of Justice", Sekulow said of Trump.
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"He's being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take by the agency who recommended the termination", Sekulow concluded. Multiple sources tell People's Pundit Daily (PPD) that Mr. Mueller hasn't decided on the scope of the investigation, let alone whether it will eventually include President Trump.
Prior to being fired, Comey had informed Trump that he was not, himself, a target of the FBI Russia investigation.
The denial on Sunday by Jay Sekulow, one of several personal lawyers Mr. Trump has hired to represent him in the Russian Federation case, is the latest of many examples in which the president's aides and lawyers have scrambled to avert a public-relations mess created by Mr. Trump's tweets, off-script remarks or leaked private conversations.
Rubio says it's important for the American people to know how the Russians interfered because we have more elections coming up.
Coats and Rogers both declined to discuss private conversations with Trump during congressional testimony earlier this month.
Peter Zeidenberg, who worked in the U.S. Department of Justice Public Integrity Section and served as the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, told TPM that as Rosenstein faces pressure to step aside from the investigation, the country is headed into murky new legal territory.
Despite the reported discussions, his current legal team has not been changed, and Ms Gorelick has been preparing Kushner for a meeting with investigators from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. "There is not an investigation of the president of the United States, period". Angus King, an independent from ME, said "we're 20 percent into" the collusion aspect of the investigation. "If you were a target, if you were being investigated, you would be told really quickly into the investigation".
"This is a political fight and he's going to fight it", said a White House official.
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