In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

"Politically, the people who don't like him still won't like him, and the people who support him will still support him".

President Donald Trump has given his legal team a clear direction: Fight, fight, fight.

"This is a political fight and he's going to fight it", said a White House official.

But the sense of chaos around the White House is deepening. On the Friday of the investigation, Gingrich told Fox News' Sean Hannity: "They're going to get somebody".

So Trump will fight this investigation that he calls a "witch hunt", because he realizes that it is a sprawling inquiry, potentially ending up far afield from where it started.

"It would be a particularly unfortunate result for the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General to both recuse themselves, after the FBI Director was sacked, leaving the investigation to be run by the Associate Attorney General-who is a political appointee but more importantly has never been a prosecutor", Ray said. Not for seeking to obstruct the Russian Federation probe, mind you (he didn't), but in connection with Trump's expressed hope that Comey could "let go" of a tertiary investigation into Michael Flynn.

Sekulow says the president never said Rosenstein did anything wrong.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders last week said Trump had "no intention" of firing Mueller, although "the president has the right to".

Separately, Rubio said on NBC that while Trump is "pretty fired up" about the investigation, he doesn't think the president "has a problem with additional sanctions on Russia" that the Senate approved last Thursday.

"You're his lawyer", Kilmeade told him. The president takes action based on numerous events, including recommendations from his attorney general and the deputy attorney general's office. And, ultimately, that's the president's determination.

At worst, it could force the nation to confront a third debate on whether to remove an elected President in just 45 years.

The question then arises, Would a reasonable prosecutor continue in an investigation of a constitutionally infeasible criminal matter?

Back in the present, the President's mood is fueling the sense of crisis. "I can not read the mind of the special prosecutor", Sekulow said. Angus King, an independent from ME, said "we're 20 percent into" the collusion aspect of the investigation. "And he's expressing himself in that way". Trump cited a Rasmussen Reports poll stating that Trump's approval rating had reached 50 percent, a number he said was higher than Obama's.

Sekulow says that Trump hasn't been notified of any investigation. As the sun rose Thursday morning, he posted the first of what would be a daylong barrage of statements on Twitter, attacking the "phony story"; later he lamented "crooked H" and "Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation". "So I ... I can't read people's minds, but I can tell you this: we have not been notified that there's an investigation to the president of the United States".

Any kind of alleged effort to interfere in an investigation could potentially lead to an obstruction of justice investigation targeting the president and his aides.

In midst of developing reports that President Donald Trump is under investigation by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, the president has added a legal voice who is a familiar presence on conservative media. The paper said that Mueller had arranged interviews with two top intelligence officials, Dan Coats and Mike Rogers, to ask about previous reports that Trump asked them to intervene with Comey's investigation, and that they refused.

"It was 141 characters".

Trump had posted earlier in the morning that Sekulow would be appearing on the Fox program, but the tweet was later removed.

Sekulow made numerous same arguments on the Sunday news shows, though he told Fox News Sunday that he couldn't read Mueller's mind and that he couldn't say with 100 percent certainty that Trump wasn't being investigated.

Investigators have also sought information from recently retired NSA Deputy Richard Ledgett, according to the source.

The president suggested on Twitter that he may have taped those conversations.

So the president is not under investigation. Meanwhile, the rumors doing the rounds are indicating that Trump is being investigated for obstruction of justice with respect to the firing.

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