Trump's personal attorney says president not under any investigation

One of President Trump's lawyers insisted on Sunday that a tweet in which he wrote of "being investigated" did not confirm that he was, in fact, under investigation, as senators of both parties suggested the probe will run for many more months whether Trump is unhappy about it or not.

A member of President Donald Trump's outside legal team says the president isn't under federal investigation.

In addition to being the author of several books such as Undemocratic: How unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats are stealing your liberty and freedom, Sekulow is the chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, a politically conservative Christian organisation. "Witch Hunt" - Sekulow said he was reacting only to a Washington Post story about the alleged probe citing anonymous sources.

The Post on Wednesday reported Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election now includes looking into whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice. Even Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who as a USA senator was Trump's strongest supporter-and for a time, virtually his only one-among top-ranking elected officials, is reportedly on thin ice with the president, who is angry that Sessions recused himself from overseeing the investigation and didn't defend the president strongly enough (or press his enemies hard enough) when he testified to Congress to last week.

Sekulow: No, Chris, I said that - let me be crystal clear so you completely understand.

Friday is the deadline set by the House Intelligence Committee for the White House to produce "any White House recordings or memoranda of Comey's conversations with President Trump (that) now exist or have in the past". "That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president's oath of office", Feinstein said in a statement Friday.

Nothing's changed since James Comey said the president was not a target or a subject of an investigation. There has been a growing campaign to discredit Mueller as special counsel due to his past connections to former FBI Director Comey.

In an NBC interview on May 11, Trump said "When I chose to [fire Comey], I said to myself, I said you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story".

The White House has said Trump does not intend to do so. "And the best thing that can happen for everybody, the president, the country, our institutions [of] the government, is for a full and thorough and credible investigation that reveals everything". He added: "A lot of people have said, 'When do you think you'll be done?' Maybe the end of the year".

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

Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein has replaced Attorney-General Jeff Sessions as head of the Russia-Trump probe.

With no limits to the investigation, and with the president's pique leading to ready rationales for expanding the probe, Mueller and his team will inevitably find something.

"There's been no notification of any investigation", defense attorney Jay Sekulow told Fox News Sunday.

The New York Times questioned whether Mr Rosenstein had been asked by a White House official or Mr Trump himself to put out the statement.

Senate and House committees are also investigating Trump.

"The president wants to take down Bob Mueller".

"One way or the other, we need an answer", Schiff said on ABC's "This Week" yesterday.

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