Trump Attorney Insists President Is Not Under Investigation

Trump Attorney Insists President Is Not Under Investigation

Trump appears willing to test the bounds of convention and his own powers against a legal and political establishment that he believes is conspiring against him.

But it gets even more confusing.

But the sense of chaos around the White House is deepening.

Finally, we know that Muellers investigators are also looking for “any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, ” as the Post phrased it. Press secretary Sean Spicer denied it was a travel "ban"; Trump tweeted it was a ban.

But White House officials worry that Trump may fire Rosenstein and Mueller, a move that aides are actively against as it could be unconstitutional.

"The man" the President was referring to is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein, who authored a scathing critique of the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director's handling of the Clinton email case.

But Sekulow claimed the president wasn't referring to an actual investigation in the message, but instead a news report about one. "And the president has a very effective utilization of social media". President Donald Trump, whose combative instincts are to lash out and not retreat, has given his legal team a clear direction: fight, fight, fight.

If Mueller decides there is a case to answer for either the President or his aides in the issue of alleged collusion with Russian Federation or over a potential cover-up, the political uproar will be incalculable. And in recent days, Kushner has met with at least one high-profile trial attorney, according to people familiar with the situation. "So that's the constitutional threshold question here".

Back in the present, the President's mood is fueling the sense of crisis. "And I think the answer is they want to lay the foundation to discredit whatever Bob Mueller comes up with". "And he's expressing himself in that way".

Whether Trump himself is under investigation at this stage also is still unclear. Comey was leading the investigation into whether the Trump 2016 Presidential campaign cooperate with Russian officials and Russia carried out a computer hacking operation created to tilt the election in Trump's favor.

Ironically, there is a viable case for obstruction of justice to be asserted against Comey, which stands in contrast to the questionable Post story on purported obstruction of justice investigation of the president.

Jay Sekulow, best known for his role as the head of TV preacher Pat Robertson's legal group, appeared on several Sunday shows in his capacity as a leading member of Trump's defense team.

Attacking the idea that the president tried to obstruct the investigation also seems key.

Last Wednesday, The Washington Post reported the special counsel was investigating the President for obstruction of justice over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

"The president has confidence of everyone who serves for him in this administration", said Spicer.

"It was 141 characters".

Sekulow says that Trump hasn't been notified of any investigation.

"I think the president is going to address that in the week ahead", Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow said yesterday on CBS' "Face the Nation". Why would the president object to a thorough investigation — unless he had something to hide? "And this is an investigation that has already caused the recusal not just of any prosecutor, but of the Attorney General of the United States".

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

FILE - In this June 8, 2017, file photo, Marc Kasowitz personal attorney of President Donald Trump makes a statement at the National Press Club, following the congressional testimony of former FBI Director James Comey in Washington.