Skip to comments.Trump Attorney: The President Is Not Under Investigation
Posted on 06/18/2017 7:34:16 AM PDT by MaxistheBest
An attorney for President Trump was adamant on Sunday that the president is not under investigation, despite the presidents tweets this week referring to one as a "witch hunt."
Let me be clear here, said Jay Sekulow, a member of the presidents legal team, on NBC's Meet The Press. The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction."
On Friday morning, President Trump sent a tweet that seemed to confirm that he was under scrutiny, writing, I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt.
But Sekulow claimed the president wasnt referring to an actual investigation in the message, but instead a news report about one.
The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking info to the Washington Post, he said, referring to the Posts report this week that Special Counsel Robert Muellers investigation into Russian interference in the election, now also includes a look at whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice.
He's not afraid of the investigation there is no investigation, Sekulow said, adding, there is not an investigation of the President of the United States, period.
Sekulow on Sunday also acknowledged that the president was fully aware that if in fact he took this action, he would see a lengthening" of the amount of time it would take to get through the Russia investigation if James Comey was removed as FBI director, but still decided to move forward with firing Comey because he "thought it was in the best interest of the American people."
Also on Sunday's Meet The Press, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, noted that one thing weve learned from the testimony of multiple people now is the president is pretty fired up about this" and doesn't believe that he did anything wrong. The president wants people to say that," he said.
Rubio is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is doing its own probe into Russian election interference. He maintained that the presidents actions wont prevent any of the investigations from proceeding, and that getting to the bottom of what happened would benefit all involved, including President Trump.
This is is going to move forward, he said. We are going to get the full truth out there. I believe this is the thing that could happen for the president.
Need your next cocktail at the club - well earn it fellows. Stop this nonsense in its tracks.
I like Jay Sekalow. He Fights.
On the other hand I have no use for Chris Wallace.
"I'm pardoning eveyone they charge I'm obstructing this injustice, I'm the president of the United States of America - And this nonsense stops now. Mueller has a week - then I'm firing him - This attempt a slow rolling a coup is over and those who keep at it will find themselves under investigation for treason. The whole nation has seen this and watch how fake news has driven unstable democrats to attempt to assignate high ranking members of the United States Government. Press agencies that repeatedly publish fake news will have there press credentials revoked - We are starting with CNN -MSNBC and Washington Post(Adios - wheres Steve) as I hold you partially to blame for Congressman Scalse current situation.
Further if my Budget and Tax cut package are not voted on there will be no CR. Elections have consequences - The American peoples agenda will not be thwarted by corrupt nimwits"
“We are starting with CNN -MSNBC and Washington Post”
Yup...Tell CNN that they will be banned from any press conferences until their reporters tell us who their sources are. Like that Jim Acosta, who wrote that President Trump never went into the room where Scalia was in the hospital...fake news...ban them until they provide names. Same with the rest of the MSM.
The public will be right behind him on this issue.
“On the other hand I have no use for Chris Wallace.”
Me either. He comes across as a whiney liberal little b!tch.
Trump"s attorney need to tell that to the President. They need to get their stories straight.
I love that sign... would like a huge one all over the country for the gop to see... in their face big sign just like that one!
But what about the highly placed un-named random anonymous secret sources? I thought we saw that ‘mueller? mueller?’ had hired a bakers dozen lawyers to investigate a non crime. What’s going on? It’s almost like someone wants to end the Trump presidency early. /s
Chris Wallace... I put him in the same category with Whoraldo. I now turn my tv off every time he is on. I can’t stand his obvious bias.
I think Sekulow explained that....
MSNBC, CNN, Wash Post all need to be banned from the White House, and any other meeting involving the GOP until they get their facts right, and actually report factual news, and not left wing radical lies.
See my Post #14 on this thread here from Friday:
same as me. Geraldo, Shep Smith, Wallace, and some others I turn the channel, that is if I even have FOX on now.
Horrible interview with Chris Wallace. Wallace’s typical “gotcha” interrupting left me totally confused. What an arse!
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