Trump lawyer says president isn't under investigation, despite tweets

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Fresh off a series of Sunday show appearances in which Jay Sekulow chanted "the president is not under investigation", President Donald Trump's lawyer appeared on CNN's New Day for a marathon showdown with Chris Cuomo.

ABC News reported that, in fact, Mueller had not decided yet whether to investigate the president. The department said last month that under professional responsibility rules, Mueller may participate in matters involving his former firm's clients as long as he wasn't involved in representing them and has no confidential information about them. "And as far as that goes, I'd say we're 20% into it". He says that President Donald Trump, Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and Democratic lawmakers should not be presuming an outcome. So technically, Trump is correct: The man who wrote the memo endorsing Comey's removal has authorized an investigation that is reportedly probing whether that removal somehow constituted a felony. His tweet about a "WITCH HUNT" conducted by "bad" people is just a Trumpian version of what appears to be the official White House line - that this is somehow a partisan attempt to delegitimize the Trump presidency.

Sekulow also defended Trump's use of social media, saying he does not tell him what to write or not write, after the president last week tweeted that he was under investigation for firing Comey.

A member of President Trump's legal team said on Sunday that the president was not under investigation by the special counsel looking into Russia's election-year meddling, contradicting Mr. Trump's assertion in a Friday morning tweet that he is a subject of the widening inquiry.

Gorelick, the report said, has urged Kushner to consider other representation, which could either supplement or replace Gorelick's team, the report added. "That the president was not and is not a target of investigation". Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.

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Trump is under pressure to reveal whether he has any tape recordings of private conversations with Comey.

In sworn testimony on Capitol Hill, Coats and Rogers declined to speak about their conversations with the president - though it is doubtful they had any legal right to keep mum. "Ah-hah!" they squealed, Trump has confirmed that he is under investigation.

"That signifies this president knew all too well that it was inappropriate", Schiff said. Public perception aside, being the subject of an investigation is also debilitating because of the time it takes to defend oneself, the financial burden of retaining lawyers (and, for a public official, retaining press agents who can deal with the media frenzy), and the anxiety that makes it hard to focus on one's job and other responsibilities. Angus King, an independent from ME, stressed that the probe will likely last for a long time.

Asked if exploring obstruction under Trump would be part of the probe, Feinstein said, "I think whether it includes it or not, people look for it".

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