In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

Appearing on several morning news shows Sunday, Sekulow attempted to convince viewers that the president was not speaking literally when he tweeted Friday: "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".

At the same time, the lawyer blamed the firing of FBI Director James Comey on several events, including the recommendations from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

"That tweet was in response to a Washington Post story that alleged five unnamed sources, anonymous sources, leaked to the Washington Post that the president was in fact under investigation, so that tweet was in response to that", Sekulow continued.

Now, however, his obsessive attacks take on legal meaning - perhaps instances of obstruction of justice in and of themselves, or, at the very least, powerful evidence that Trump would have tried just about anything to throw the Federal Bureau of Investigation off the trail. "But the president, as James Comey said in his testimony and as we know as of today, the president has not been and is not under investigation". "So here's what you have", Sekulow said.

"It was a striking show of solidarity between two men who a year ago had been fierce presidential rivals - who had upbraided each other in deeply personal terms during one of the ugliest stretches of the Republican primary", the Washington Post reported on Friday. As I stated previously, Mueller could not be viewed as a neutral choice by anyone on Trump's side due to his history with Comey.

"So there can be no confusion".

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. "But I have not been notified. There is no investigation", Sekulow added.

But Sekulow said Trump "cannot be investigated, or certainly can not be found liable, for engaging in an activity that he clearly has powers to do under the Constitution".

"They want to lay the foundation to discredit whatever Bob Mueller comes up with", Schiff said. The president's lawyer noted that some Democrats called for Comey's dismissal because of the way he handled the email investigation into Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Appearing on a series of morning news programs, attorney Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, said, "Let me be clear here, the president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction". Let's hope President Trump is made of sturdier stuff and can resist the temptation to tell special counsel Robert Mueller, "You're fired!"

Many say if Rosenstein recuses himself, then maybe Mueller should recuse himself as well.

The president has directed some of his frustration at Rosenstein and Mueller. Sen. Gingrich also cited the friendship between Mueller and Comey, which the Trump supporter described as "weird".

He sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting its own probe into Russian election meddling.

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In a two-part tweet posted before 7 a.m. Sunday, Trump wrote: "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt".

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