Trump sent his own lawyer Jay Sekulow to Fox News Sunday with the message that the President isn't under criminal investigation, but the lawyer lost it and ended up admitting twice that Trump is under investigation.
Over on NBC's Meet the Press, Todd asked Sekulow why the president should be "afraid" of an investigation into Russian election-tampering if, in fact, the president is innocent of any collusion.
On NBC News' "Meet the Press," Sekulow claimed Trump was not under investigation for obstruction of justice, despite a Washington Post report to the contrary and a tweet from the President that appeared to confirm the report.
"The president is not and has not been under investigation." he said.
"No, Chris. Let me be crystal clear so you completely understand: We have not received nor are we aware of any investigation of the president of the United States", Sekulow replied. Mr Sekulow added: "The president issued that tweet on social media because of the report in the Washington Post from five anonymous sources none of which, of course, anyone knows about, alleging that the president was under investigation in this purported expanded probe".
He was apparently referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a memo to denounce Comey and subsequently appointed Mueller (pictured below) to continue the probe.
But Sekulow maintained the president was not speaking literally.
"Witch hunt' is how Trump characterizes the probe into Russia's election interference and possible ties to his campaign associates".
Both Coats and Rogers declined before the Senate intelligence committee earlier this month to answer questions about their conversations with Trump, but both said they had never felt urged by Trump to intervene in the Russian Federation probes.
"The President's tweet was in response to The Washington Post story", Sekulow said. "The best thing that could happen for the president, and the country, is a full and credible investigation".
"I don't believe it's going to happen", said Rubio on CNN's "State of the Union".
And Senate intelligence committee member Sen.