Trump lawyer - President not under investigation in Russian Federation probe

"Lemme be clear: The president is not under investigation", he said.

"If we want to put all this behind us, let's find out what happened, put it out there, and let's not undermine the credibility of the investigation, and so my view on it is that is the best thing that could happen for the president and for the country", he told CNN.

Sekulow, who is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, repeatedly numerous same lines during an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper.

Comey told lawmakers earlier this month that Trump in recent months had asked for his personal loyalty, urged him to drop the investigation of the contacts the president's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had with Russia's ambassador to Washington, and to "lift the cloud" of the Russian Federation investigation, none of which he acceded to.

Earlier this week, Trump tweeted that he was the victim of "the single greatest witch hunt in American political history led by some very bad and conflicting people", which appeared to be a jab at Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

When Tapper drilled the 61-year-old lawyer about whether Trump firing Comey even had the potential to rise to the level of obstruction of justice, he said: 'The president has the authority as the chief executive to make those kind of decisions.

"I think you're reading more to the tweet than what's there", he added.

Comey had testified that as of the time he was sacked by Trump on May 9, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was not investigating Trump, but the Post story said that changed days later with Comey's firing.

Trump himself appeared to confirm the investigation's existence in a tweet posted Friday.

'This is not some complicated case'.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has not yet decided whether to investigate President Donald Trump as part of a wide-ranging Russian Federation probe, according to ABC News. He lashed out at a top Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry, reflecting his mounting frustration with the unrelenting controversy that has consumed his early presidency. "Witch Hunt." Rosenstein appointed Mueller to be the special counsel in the investigation, although Mueller is actually conducting it.

A source familiar with the matter told CNN's Evan Perez that investigators for Mueller would speak with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers.

The White House did not deny the report, instead decrying the "FBI leak of information" regarding Trump as "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".

It was reported this week the president is increasingly angry over the investigation, with advisers and confidants saying Trump frequently yells at television sets in the White House carrying coverage.

Jay Sekulow is pictured in the Oval Office with Donald Trump. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight given his role in Trump's decision to fire Comey.

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