Trump tweets his frustration with Russia investigation

A lawyer for Presidnet Donald Trump is disputing that Trump confirmed an investigation

"Let me be clear here", said Sekulow on MTP, "The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction".

Trump tweeted on Friday: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

Robert Mueller, the special counsel named by the Justice Department to probe the Russia matter, is investigating whether anyone associated with Trump or his campaign had any illegal dealings with Russian officials or others with ties to the Kremlin.

"I wanna be clear here", he continued, eventually asserting that "there is not an investigation of the President of the United States".

When Wallace pointed out he had twice said Trump was under investigation, Sekulow stated that he was just talking about the "legal theory of how the Constitution works" and that he'd appreciate it if Wallace wouldn't "rephrase" what he was saying.

Sekulow: So 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 (of Comey)...

Sekulow, however, said Trump's tweet was in response to a "fake" media report with no "documented sources". "So no, the president's not under investigation, has not been", he said.

"He said that if, in light of all of this, the removal of James Comey would lengthen the amount of time that this investigation would take - he thought it was in the best interest of the American people", Sekulow said.

The Post story cited five people briefed on the interview requests, who said that the current director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, head of the National Security Agency, Mike Rogers, and Rogers's recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett, agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators.




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.

"You're reading more into the tweet than what is there", he said.

"The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking info to the Washington Post".

"It's inconceivable he's not under investigation in the obstruction investigation", the lawyer said.

Sekulow: "I can't imagine a scenario where the president would not be aware of it".

By the Fox News Sunday leg of the morning, the wheels were coming off the wagon for Sekulow and the *non-investigation* investigation into Trump.

A US official who is familiar with the rough outlines of the probe and who spoke on condition of anonymity told Reuters on Thursday that Mueller was also examining whether Trump or others tried to interfere with the investigation.

"No one has notified us that he is" under investigation, Sekulow said.

Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt last month that he made the decision to fire Comey with the Russian Federation probe on his mind and before Rosenstein's recommendation. He said Trump had learned the effectiveness of social media as a communications tool during the campaign.

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