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The President Is Not Under Investigation: Trump Attorney

19 Junio 2017, 09:26 | Crisanna Felipe

Who is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein?

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Some of his ire is aimed at Rosenstein and investigative special counsel Robert Mueller, both of whom the president believes are biased against him, associates say.

"We're agreed, then", Wallace said.

"I can not read the mind of the special prosecutor", he said.

Sekulow, however, emphasized that Trump was referring to the "fake" story in The Washington Post and denied that the tweet was an admission by the President that is being investigated. The response from the president, using social media, was about that story.

Sekulow said his legal team had not received notice of any probe into Trump.

The focus on Rosenstein sharpened Friday because the President attacked the deputy attorney general in a tweet, blaming him for what he terms a "witch hunt".

"The question is going to be though, what was the reason behind the firing?" Sekulow also said the Washington Post article is fake news.

FILE - In this June 13, 2017 file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

"He's not afraid of the investigation", Sekulow said.

Given what we know about the President and the specifics of this case, there is nearly a moral certainty that he told numerous advisors and friends the same thing. There's multiple factors that come into exist. "How stunning is that to you, that the president of the United States disputes the evidence of 17 intelligence agencies in this country?"

Although the President has the power to remove an Federal Bureau of Investigation director, the decision should not be taken lightly. "And that determination is protected by the constitution".

Trump is not being served well by either man, and with his presidency possibly hanging in the balance of Mueller's probe, he must regain control of the Justice Department.

On Face the Nation, host John Dickerson asked Sekulow how does he know for sure that the president isn't under investigation? "That is an investigation into his potential obstruction of justice, in addition to a number of other issues related to the Russian Federation matter". "You don't know whether there's an investigation". "This is just an effort to undermine the credibility of the special counsel".

He said, however, that Sekulow's comments could mean the White House was taking the position that no investigation exists until Mueller's team officially confirms it, disregarding media reports based on anonymous sourcing.

The White House has directed questions for details to outside legal counsel, which has not responded.

Jake Tapper and Chuck Todd gave it their best, but neither could quite crack the composure - or the logic - of Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow today.

Trump, his own worst enemy, then slammed the investigation on Thursday morning as the "single greatest witch hunt" in America's history, saying it was led by "bad and conflicted people"-(i.e. Mueller). "But you're his attorney".

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.

"It was 141 characters", Sekulow replied.



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