So, President Trump isn't under investigation after all?


A member of President Trump's legal team told NBC, Sunday that Trump is not under any form of investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump's tweet was most likely in reference to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, whose memo he cited as justification for firing Comey, and who had appointed Mueller as special counsel.

FILE - In this June 8, 2017, file photo, Marc Kasowitz personal attorney of President Donald Trump makes a statement at the National Press Club, following the congressional testimony of former FBI Director James Comey in Washington.

Sekulow mentioned former FBI Director James Comey's testimony earlier this month before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had told Trump on at least three occasions that the president was not personally a subject of the probe into Russian Federation election meddling and the Trump campaign. However, Sekulow has said that the tweet was the President's response to a media article about the non- existent investigation, a direct critique of the lack of authentic sources for the news that was published.

An assessment of evidence and circumstances will be completed before a final decision is made to launch an investigation of the president of the United States regarding potential obstruction of justice.

Sekulow got in a heated exchange with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday".

The tweet sparked speculation that Trump may pull a nuclear option by firing Mueller and Rosenstein, a move senior aides have fervently advised against - given that it could provoke a constitutional crisis.

"I would give him the chance to see if he could do that because if there's nothing there, he's not going to find anything anyway", Carson said.

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

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The debate over whether Trump is under investigation is silly at this point. Tweet or no tweet, the president is not under investigation, according to Sekulow.

However, Mr. Comey did say he took the President's "hope" comment as a "directive".

Trump advisers describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy.

The FBI "doesn't sit around all day and read tweets", said Rubio, a Republican from Florida who's a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

"Trump has a compulsion to counterattack".

Whether Trump himself is under investigation at this stage also is still unclear.

"He's being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take by the agency who recommended the termination", Sekulow concluded.

"I do not have a specific answer to that", Spicer said, when asked when the public might learn more about possible tapes.