Attorney: Trump not under investigation

US President Donald Trump tweeted that he was being investigated, but his lawyer says otherwise.

Sekulow said it was a response to an article in the Washington Post alleging Trump was under investigation for obstruction of justice.

In a heated interview with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, Jay Sekulow, a member of President Donald Trump's personal legal team, repeatedly insisted that the president is not under investigation by the special counsel overseeing the federal Russian Federation probe, contradicting a Washington Post report and Trump's own tweet declaring that he is a subject of the inquiry.

Barak Cohen, a former Justice Department lawyer and now a defence attorney specializing in white-collar crime and investigations, said there was no requirement that the special counsel notify Trump he was under investigation, so the lack of such notice meant nothing.

DICKERSON: In which he wrote, "I'm being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director by the man who told me to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director".

Claims also arose that Trump asked the director of the National Security Agency to declare that he was not under investigation and asked the Director of National Intelligence to tell Comey to back off the Flynn investigation.

Many took the message as a confirmation that Trump is under investigation, but Sekulow explained his client was talking about a different matter.

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.

"I have people knocking down my door to talk to the presidential personnel office", said White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

The president has directed some of his frustration at Rosenstein and Mueller.

Again, Sekulow left out some key points, which Wallace and others were only too happy to raise: Trump later told NBC's Lester Holt that he had already made up his mind to fire Comey regardless of the recommendation from Sessions and that he was firing him because he was unhappy with the Russian Federation investigation. The subjects of the investigation only find out if charges are filed and they get a subpoena.

"I can say categorically that the collusion, the cooperation aspect of the investigation is not over". DICKERSON: The president said last week he would release the tapes of - if there were tapes - of his conversation this week.

A White House official said about 200 people are being vetted for senior-level posts.

Trump and his personal attorney are trying to "take down" Mueller before he finishes his investigation, Representative Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on House Intelligence Committee, said on ABC.

Rosenstein, in an appearance before Congress on Tuesday, declined to answer a question about his memo recommending Comey's firing by saying it could be part of the special counsel's investigation.

"That signifies this president knew all too well that it was inappropriate", Schiff said. Rosenstein told the Senate Appropriations Committee last week that only he himself could cashier the special counsel, and "As long as I'm in this position, he's not going to be fired without good cause". Angus King, an independent from ME, stressed that the probe will likely last for a long time. "There's a lot of information yet to go".

"Let me be very clear here, as it has been since the beginning, the President is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction", said lawyer Jay Sekulow on an NBC programme. Rubio spoke on NBC, CNN and CBS.

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