Trump's lawyer: Ignore his tweets, the President is not under investigation

Jeff Sessions témoigne au Sénat le 13 juin 2017 à WashingtonSAUL LOEB

Jeff Sessions témoigne au Sénat le 13 juin 2017 à WashingtonSAUL LOEB

Trump has faced scrutiny in the weeks since he appeared to suggest that he'd taped all of his conversations with Comey.

Despite the heavy drama and hype surrounding both Comey's and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent appearances before the Senate to discuss the situation, Trump is completely right.

Other supporters of the president took to the Sunday shows to defend the intentions behind his tweet.

"The president has not been and is not under investigation", lawyer Jay Sekulow has declared repeatedly the past few days, only to add to the statement Monday that he didn't know for certain if that was true. He must convince the entire world that the story printed in The Washington Post that alleges Donald Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice is false, all while the half-wit that he's representing is tweeting shit like this.

There have been multiple news reports and a tweet from Trump himself on Friday that began with: "I am being investigated".

The top White House spokesman on Monday did not directly answer a question about whether President Trump supports Rod Rosenstein amid speculation that the deputy attorney general may have to recuse himself from overseeing an investigation into Russian election meddling.

Trump essentially confessed that he fired Comey in order to forestall the Russian Federation investigation, telling NBC News interviewer Lester Holt in nationally televised broadcast that "this Russian Federation thing" was among his motivations for firing Comey. I didn't say investigation...

Trump insists his campaign had nothing to do with Russian efforts to undermine credibility in the USA election.

"It's possible we will have an answer to that at the end of the week", Spicer said in an off-camera briefing. Sekulow responded by citing what he called a "constitutional issue", with this situation, explaining that Trump had taken action to fire Comey partially based on recommendations from Rosenstein, and is now facing an investigation from the Department of Justice, because that's who Mueller reports to.

"They want to lay the foundation to discredit whatever Bob Mueller comes up with", Schiff said on ABC. The committee also sent a letter to Comey asking for any notes or memos.

Just as Trump called up to congratulate Narendra Modi after the BJP's thumping win in the Uttar Pradesh state elections - which was unprecedented, the White House backlash against H1B and Trump's anti-India rant during the U.S. pullout of the Paris climate deal are also uniquely Trumpian in terms of political strategy.

The Post article published last Wednesday, and accessible at this link, reported that after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9, the Bureau quickly opened an investigation into whether the move, or other actions by Trump, constituted obstruction of justice.

Should Rosenstein decide to recuse himself, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand would take over for him as far as having authority over the special counsel, whether it continues to be Mueller or not.

The Justice Department has said Muller's work at the firm does not disqualify him from leading the investigation. 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. Nice.” And then: “You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history — led by some very bad and conflicted people!”.

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