Trump attorney: President not 'under investigation for obstruction'

The President Is Not Under Investigation Trump Attorney

"As James Comey says in his testimony. the president was not the target of investigation on three different occasions".

On May 9, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating possible collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russian officials.

In an interview on NBC News' "Meet The Press", Jay Sekulow refuted reports that special council Robert Mueller's probe is targeting Trump for possible obstruction of justice - reports that Trump appeared to confirm in angry tweets condemning the investigation as a "witch hunt" last week.

"Let me be clear here", said Sekulow, a member of the president's legal team, on NBC's Meet The Press.

During an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" Sekulow explained to Jake Tapper that Trump wasn't able to clarify that he was referring to the Washington Post reports in his tweets because of the "limitation" Twitter has on characters used in a tweet.

"You just said he's being investigated", Wallace noted.

On Friday, the president issued a tweet that seemed to confirm the Washington Post report.

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

"So there can be no confusion".

On "Fox News Sunday", Sekulow said that he was certain the president was not under investigation because he had received no notification or other indication that he was.

And it kept going on and on like this until finally Wallace figuratively threw his hands in the air, responding to Sekulow saying there's no investigation after saying he didn't know if there was one. "But I have not been notified". The tweet in question was the last of four tweets Trump sent out about the investigation.

Sekulow also insisted that Trump's tweets have posed no problems for his legal team.

"The president is not under investigation by the special counsel", Sekulow told NBC's Chuck Todd.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who argued earlier this week a president can not be guilty of obstruction of justice even though Gingrich voted in favor of an obstruction count against former President Bill Clinton and the fact that former President Richard Nixon resigned rather than face impeachment for obstruction, said on ABC's "This Week" that though he has "no problem with Bob Mueller as a person ..." He can not in a Twitter statement include all of that in there. Adam SchiffAdam SchiffSunday shows preview: Trump pushes back as Russia probe heats up Dem: Congress will begin impeachment if Trump fires Mueller, Rosenstein House Russia probe considers expanding to Trump digital director: report MORE (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and Sen.

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally, said the tweet has not helped clear the air around the Russian Federation probe.

The president also tweeted about a poll that gives him a 50% approval rating, adding that it is higher than his predecessor Barack Obama's.

Rubio sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting its own probe into Russian election meddling. "They are essentially engaging in a scorched earth litigation strategy that is beginning with trying to discredit the prosecutor", Schiff said on ABC.

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