A Made-Up Story? Jay Sekulow Sets Record Straight on Trump Investigation

Basically, it seems like the entire reasoning behind saying Trump isn't under investigation is that Trump hasn't been told by anybody that he is.

According to the White House, Mueller interviewed with Trump to replace Comey after Trump fired him. Trump cited a Rasmussen Reports poll stating that Trump's approval rating had reached 50 percent, a number he said was higher than Obama's. Spicer's comments echo those by Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's attorneys, over the weekend. The New York Times also reported that Mueller was seeking interviews with Coats, Rodgers and Ledgett, although the report only described these interviews as an "indication" that Mueller was investigating if Trump obstructed justice.

If the Republicans lose even by a whisker, might Steve Bannon be in a hurry to placate the Trump voter base with anti-immigrant talk at least to distract?

"I do not have a specific answer to that", Spicer said, when asked when the public might learn more about possible tapes.

Be Civil - It's OK to have a difference in opinion but there's no need to be a jerk.

Before Trump had tweeted he was under investigation, Mark Carallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz, did not deny the Post report but questioned the legality of the leaking information about the investigation, calling it " outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". Marco Rubio said Sunday that he does not expect Trump to seek to fire them.

Mueller's probe is in its earliest stages and the idea he had narrowed the investigation down to one person is absurd.

Meanwhile, other sources have said that the President is indeed under investigation for the highly unconventional firing of the FBI Chief.

In this case, though, Conway and Sekulow are basically saying to ignore the president's tweet. While the White House was still denying that Trump himself was under any investigation last week, the Washington Post reported that Mueller and company were looking at him for obstruction after all.

As evidence, Mr Sekulow said Mr Trump has not been notified of any investigation.

"Trump has a compulsion to counterattack".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders last week said Trump had "no intention" of firing Mueller, although "the president has the right to". Attention is focused on the question of obstruction simply because so much of Trump's campaign to deep-six the investigation has been conducted openly, at full volume.

As for the issue of that other interesting tweet, where the President implied he has tapes of his meetings with various people in which he discusses not being under investigation: "This issue will be addressed in due course and I suspect next week".

Turley says that, as a result, "Mueller could not be viewed as a neutral choice by anyone on Trump's side due to his history with Comey".

Rep. Jim Himes, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence committee, says "we are a ways yet from being able to conclude anything" when it comes to his committee's investigation into Russia's actions in the 2016 election.

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