President Trump's Lawyer: He's Not Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

"Witch Hunt", the president wrote in a Friday tweet.

Mueller serves at the will and pleasure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed him to head the inquiry. So that - nothing has changed in that regard since James Comey's testimony. However, that argument conveniently ignores that Comey was sacked more than a month ago, prior to the appointment of Mueller, and most importantly, that Comey's firing itself could have been the reason for opening an investigation into Trump's possible obstruction of justice.

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.

An Oscar Wilde line comes to mind: "I can resist everything except temptation", said the famed playwright and novelist.

Aides have counseled the president to stay off Twitter and focus on other aspects of his job. He takes the action that they also, by the way, recommended.

"The fact of the matter is the president has not been and is not under investigation".

With Democrats virtually salivating at the possibility they can find some link between Trump and the Russians, he needs to let special counsel Robert Mueller follow the leads. Trump appeared to acknowledge that he was a target of the probe when he tweeted about it. "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations".

The department would not comment on the record on whether Trump, who has repeatedly complained about leaks on the case, requested the statement. Uh, okay, says Wallace. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations. "Trump surrogates are making up Mueller "conflicts" to justify firing him". Mueller continues to hire investigators as the probe widens. In addition, the WaPo article was published on Wednesday and Trump didn't send out that tweet until Friday. 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.

If Rosenstein were to recuse himself, the responsibility of overseeing the special counsel would fall to the department's third-highest-ranking official, Rachel Lee Brand, who was confirmed a month ago to be associate attorney general. Trump fired Comey in early May.

The deputy attorney general later appointed a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller the special counsel to lead the inquiry. "His lawyer wants to take down Bob Mueller". The former FBI director was never in a position to speak on Mueller's investigation, and he didn't.

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