A member of President Trump's legal team, attorney Jay Sekulow, wouldn't commit the president to keeping around Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is now handling the Russian Federation probe. This morning, he appeared on ABC's This Week to speak as a member of President Trump's legal team about the James Comey testimony.
However, Mr. Sekulow emphasized he thought it "completely conjecture and speculative, and I can not imagine that the issue would arise".
The lawyer, Jay Sekulow, also asserted that former FBI Director James B. Comey submitted for Mueller's advance review the prepared testimony that he delivered last week to the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Lee said even if Comey's testimony is true, "I don't see that that amounts to obstruction".
"So I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter", Comey said.More news: Ship hits boat off Kerala, two fishermen killed, 11 hurt
"I'm not going to speculate on what [Trump] will or will not do" with regard to Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the FBI's Russian Federation probe, Sekulow told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview on "This Week" Sunday. On Friday, the leaders of the House of Representatives intelligence committee's investigation said they had asked Comey for his notes and memos about his discussions with Trump, and asked the White House to produce any recordings or memos of conversations between Trump and Comey. "I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time", Trump responded.
Trumps offer to testify under oath would pit his word against Comeys before federal investigators. Tapes which, to be clear, we still aren't even sure exist.
'The president said he is going to address the issue of the tapes, whether the tapes exist or not, next week, ' the attorney explained Sunday. "I don't understand why the president doesn't clear the matter up".
Axios is reporting that Mueller hired Michael Dreeben, called the 'best criminal appellate lawyer in America, ' to work on a part-time basis for his team.
This would give substantial power and authority of Congress over the president, who is supposed to be a counterbalance to the legislative branch. I mean these are people that, frankly, look - look to me like they're - they're setting up to go after Trump.