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Attorney: Trump not under investigation

Attorney: Trump not under investigation

Jay Sekulow, a new addition to President Donald Trump's legal team, faced tough questioning on CNN on Monday morning after a weekend of heated exchanges with cable-news hosts over whether Trump was a subject of the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Instead of focusing on Mueller's friendship with Comey, Professor Turley defends the special counsel's integrity, but questions whether he himself ever discussed Comey's firing with the President. "Witch Hunt." Pressed by TV interviewers, Sekulow declared that Trump was not being investigated, then tried to walk that back, at least slightly, saying there had been no such notification. Comey has said, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes". "And he's not just being investigated for firing Comey, there's also what he said to Comey when Comey was still the Federal Bureau of Investigation director".

Prior to being tapped to lead the investigation, Mueller and Gorelick were partners at the Washington, D.C. law firm WilmerHale. They were obviously not in the know which suggests that either someone fed the Post disinformation or the newspaper didn't care if its report was accurate.

Trump on Sunday once again tweeted his displeasure with the ramped-up Russian Federation investigation, now led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller: "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt", the president tweeted. But they seem prepared to paint Mueller's investigative team as politically motivated and will likely argue the president didn't illegally exert pressure on the investigation.

"So the president is purportedly being investigated for doing what the Department of Justice, who's doing the investigation, asked him to do".

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said, "The FBI is going to do its job".

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. "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 terminations!"

Gorelick, who is preparing Kushner to meet with Senate Intelligence Committee investigators, in a statement to the Times on Sunday described Kushner's recent talks with other legal counsel.

The Justice Department has said Muller's work at the firm does not disqualify him from leading the investigation. He added: "A lot of people have said, 'When do you think you'll be done?' Maybe the end of the year".

With Twitter, "the president has an ability to communicate with a broad sloth of people of 107 million", said Sekulow.