prensaestatal.com
prensaestatal.com Setiembre 25, 2017


Trump attorney says President not under investigation

19 Junio 2017, 09:45 | Martinez Canez

The denial Sunday by Jay Sekulow, one of several personal lawyers Trump has hired to represent him in the Russian Federation case, is the latest of many examples in which the president's aides and lawyers have scrambled to avert a public-relations mess created by Trump's tweets, off-script remarks or leaked private conversations.

Asked on Fox News about reports that Trump may consider removing Rosenstein and maybe Mueller from their posts, Sekulow said, "I've heard nothing about that at all".

Speaking to a bemused Jake Tapper on CNN, Sekulow said the president was responding to a Washington Post story from Wednesday which reported, citing five anonymous officials, that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had expanded his Russian Federation investigation to examine whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice.

Trump ally Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he began to grow skeptical of Mueller after fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey testified that he had leaked details about his conversations with the president in order to prompt the appointment of a special counsel.

Trump at first attributed Comey's firing to a recommendation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for his handling of an investigation previous year into the use of a private email server by Trump's defeated challenger, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Or perhaps it's better to say, Trump's lawyers (or his TV lawyer, legal activist Jay Sekulow) are having this discussion since no one else seems to have any question that he is.

One of Donald Trump's lawyers insisted Sunday that the president was not under criminal investigation as part of the sweeping probe into Russia's alleged meddling in American elections, despite the United States leader's tweets angrily calling the whole saga a "distraction". "And the president has a very effective utilization of social media". He said he had only been discussing the constitutional problem posed if the president were being investigated. But the president's opinions of the various ongoing investigations aside, it would appear that a majority of Americans believe he broke the law with regard to FBI investigation into his administration's involvement with Russian operatives and the allegations that Russia orchestrated a concerted effort, possibly with collusion with Trump officials, to sway the outcome of the election. His comment came after a friend of President Trump's, Newmax CEO Chris Ruddy, said Monday that the president is considering firing the special counsel.

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu said late Friday that if Trump does, in fact, fire Mueller and Rosenstein, Congress will quickly come together to begin impeachment proceedings. "The President's response was as it related to the Washington Post report". "So here's what you have", Sekulow said. "No confusion. The president is not under investigation", Sekulow told Tapper.

Not so, says one of his attorneys, who appeared on Sunday's episode of State of the Union. He then stated again that Trump was not being investigated.

Trump said he was being investigated by the man who, in the first place, told him to fire James Comey. Comey said he believed Trump's advice to be a direction and thus felt uncomfortable by it. Claims also arose that Trump asked the director of the National Security Agency to declare that he was not under investigation and asked the Director of National Intelligence to tell Comey to back off the Flynn investigation. But then Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., chose to do his job and hold open hearings.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday while spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat, Trump again referenced the "distraction of the Witch Hunt".



Otras noticias

Tendencias Ahora

Hector Moreno, Mexico Snatch Late Draw vs. Portugal at 2017 Confederations Cup
A late header from Hector Moreno salvaged a 2-2 draw for Mexico in their opening FIFA Confederations Cup match against Portugal . El Tri , like Portugal , is heading into this game in exceptional form that should make the game very entertaining.

GOP Senators May Hit Abortion Roadblock
US President Donald Trump denies any collusion with Russian Federation , and has called the investigation a "witch hunt". Even if health care legislation passed the Senate with only Republican votes, its ultimate passage would not be secured.

IN PICS: India's top-order shines in win over Pakistan
Due to rain interruptions, the target was revised with Pakistan needing 289 in 41 overs according to Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method. Kohli has been a firm backer of Yuvraj , who he believes has the game suited for big occasions like Sunday.

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig suspended one game for gesture toward Cleveland fans
Daniel Robertson hit his first major league home run for Cleveland with two outs in the ninth, a three-run shot off Chris Hatcher. An infield single and two walks loaded the bases against Miller and second baseman Erik Gonzalez opened the gates to more.

ICC Champions Trophy Final: India Vs Pakistan: Hatke Player of the Match
The situation went from bad to worse for India after opener Rohit Sharma (r) was dismissed lbw for no runs in the first over. Pakistan's fourth wicket fell when Babar tried to hit a boundary but unluckily was caught by Yuvraj Singh in the 42nd over.

Koepka wins first major championship at US Open
Koepka then frittered a golden chance to regain the lead on the 11th, but was unable to convert a nervy nine-foot putt for birdie. Here's the rest of the purse breakdown for the 66 pros who made the cut. "That was kind of lights out", Harman said.

Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed thrilled with emphatic turnaround
Pakistan veteran Mohammad Hafeez's quickfire 57 not out, including three sixes, then took Pakistan well beyond 300. He broke the back of the Indian batting line-up before Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan wrecked the middle-order.

Cosby's team attacks judge likely to retry him in sex case
The mistrial leaves in limbo a large slice of American popular culture from Cosby's six-decade career as a comedian and actor. Sixty women, including Constand, have accused Cosby of drugging and/or sexually assaulting them, or attempting to do so.

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather: Dana White defends super fight
Conor believes it, I believe it and Ireland believes it. "So I think he has to really keep his end strong for this fight ". Not only will it break the records here in the United States but we think it is going to break the records globally.

The President Is Not Under Investigation: Trump Attorney
The White House has directed questions for details to outside legal counsel, which has not responded. Sekulow said his legal team had not received notice of any probe into Trump.