Trump lawyer says president not informed he is under investigation


"The President is not under investigation by the special counsel", Jay Sekulow said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press".

According to former-Director Comey's testimony to Senate, he believes his firing to have been motivated by the Russian Federation investigation. "So nothing has changed", Sekulow said.

Lieu's comments come after Trump and his allies against Mueller's character and possible conflicts of interest in an attempt to discredit him and his investigation.

Trump has hinted that he may have taped conversations with Comey - in which the ex-FBI chief says the president pressured him for his loyalty and on the Russian Federation investigation while also urging him to drop a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. However, that argument conveniently ignores that Comey was sacked more than a month ago, prior to the appointment of Mueller, and most importantly, that Comey's firing itself could have been the reason for opening an investigation into Trump's possible obstruction of justice.

The president has directed some of his frustration at Rosenstein and Mueller. Sen.

A bit confused and bemused, the Fox News anchor alerted Sekulow that he had just admitted that the president is being investigated while simultaneously insisting that Trump is not part of the Justice Department's probe.

Trump previously admitted in an interview with NBC News' Lester Holt days after Comey's May 9 ousting that the ongoing Russian Federation investigation influenced his decision to terminate the director.

The president, who is spending his first weekend at the presidential Camp David retreat in Maryland, tweeted Sunday morning that his "agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt".

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"A lot of people have said, 'When do you think you'll be done?' Maybe the end of the year".

MrTrump's anger has highlighted the difficulty his legal team and advisers face in stopping the President from weighing in on an active investigation. 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.

During a June 9 White House press conference, Trump teased reporters about the potential existence of the tapes, saying he would reveal whether or not they existed "over a fairly short period of time".

"I don't believe it's going to happen", said Rubio on CNN's "State of the Union". I'm under no illusion that many Republican House and Senate members have any affection for, or loyalty to, Trump. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said that the panel - overseeing one of several congressional investigations - is looking forward to getting a response from the White House on whether recordings exist.

"It's becoming clear to me that the president has embarked on an effort to undermine anyone with the ability to bring any misdeeds to light, be that Congress, the media or the Justice Department". Angus King, an independent from ME, stressed that the probe will likely last for a long time. Marco Rubio, (R- Fla.), who said he discussed the probe with Trump on Friday.

"I can say categorically that the collusion, the cooperation aspect of the investigation is not over".

"He's not afraid of the investigation - there is no investigation", Sekulow said on NBC. "There's a lot of information yet to go".