USA president not under investigation for obstruction: His attorney

Mr Trump, he said, was merely responding to an anonymously sourced Washington Post report that said special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into links between Trump aides and Russian Federation had expanded to look at Mr Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey. "I don't think that tweet helped him", Gingrich said.

Sekulow said he didn't read minds but he understood what Wallace was attempting to do.

"The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking info to the Washington Post". "The Washington Post issued a story that had five anonymous sources, which they never identified what agencies those sources originated out of. So this was his response, via Twitter, via social media".

Trump would later fire Comey, saying at first that he had done so on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, but later admitted that he had made a decision to fire Comey prior to hearing from the Justice Department and that he had done so because of his frustration about the Russian Federation investigation. And attached to that is a memorandum from the former - not this case - from the deputy attorney general's office, where he lays out the reason of his concern, and recommendation of removal was because of the handling of the Hillary Clinton matter.

Not surprisingly, most of the hosts interviewing Sekulow on Sunday morning started by taking the president at his word that he is "being investigated". President Trump fired James Comey to impede or end that investigation.

Rubio says Trump firing former FBI Director James Comey hasn't impeded the FBI's or the Senate intelligence committee's investigations into Russia's role in the 2016 campaign. There's multiple factors that come into exist.

But let's take a look at what you just said.

The president has directed some of his frustration at Rosenstein and Mueller. Sen. "And that determination is protected by the constitution". But now Trump is under investigation-for firing Comey. On collusion, Trump is, at best, premature; there is not "zero proof" but a continuing investigation into campaign and transition contacts between Trump associates and Russian operatives - contacts that Trump aides have consistently minimized if not lied about directly.

"The president said last week he would release the tapes of, if there were tapes of, his conversation this week".

'I don't think it serves him well, I don't think that tweet helped him, but it's who he has been his whole life'.

He went on to explain that there is a constitutional issue at hand if the president were to be under investigation.

Sent out to make the Sunday show rounds, Sekulow has used his appearances to claim that even though the president personally claimed that he is under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, POTUS actually isn't being investigated.

"The president has strong feelings about it and (what) I would communicate to the White House and to the world through this broadcast is, let this thing work its way through, let it be thorough and complete so no one will have any doubt", Rubio added. "That's it. Simple explanation", Sekulow told CNN's "State of the Union".

A member of President Donald Trump's outside legal team says the president isn't under federal investigation. "The tape will speak for itself; you said he is being investigated". "But you're his attorney. We're a nation of laws that apply equally to everyone, a lesson the president would be wise to learn", she said.

"It was 141 characters", Sekulow replied.

"There's a limitation on Twitter, as we all know", Sekulow said on CNN.

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