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Constitutional Lawyer Denies Trump Is Being Investigated for Obstruction

Constitutional Lawyer Denies Trump Is Being Investigated for Obstruction

US President Donald Trump is not facing any probe for obstruction of justice, a member of his legal team said on Sunday, contradicting Mr Trump's own assertion that he was under investigation for firing former FBI director James Comey and being the target of a "witch hunt".

The allegation arose after former FBI director James Comey testified that Trump had asked him to drop an investigation a few times into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

He can begin by firing two other people - Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.

"There's a limitation on Twitter, as we all know", the lawyer, who is chief counsel to the Washington, D.C. -based American Center for Law & Justice, told CNN.

Again, Sekulow left out some key points, which Wallace and others were only too happy to raise: Trump later told NBC's Lester Holt that he had already made up his mind to fire Comey regardless of the recommendation from Sessions and that he was firing him because he was unhappy with the Russian Federation investigation.

Robert Mueller, the special counsel named by the Justice Department to probe the Russia matter, is investigating whether anyone associated with Trump or his campaign had any illegal dealings with Russian officials or others with ties to the Kremlin.

President Donald Trump just expanded his legal team, but one of his lawyers appears to be out of touch with reality. "As James Comey says in his testimony. the president was not the target of investigation on three different occasions".

He also explained that "the tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking info to The Washington Post".

Last week, Trump sent a tweet referring to being the victim of a "witch hunt". Specifically, how can the president be accused of wrongdoing when he fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who serves at his pleasure, after receiving a recommendation that he do so from the attorney general, backed up by a memo critical of Comey written by the deputy attorney general?

Reports have raised questions about whether Trump requested their help in trying to get James Comey, then the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, to end an inquiry into Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

For example, former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich accused Mueller of hiring Democratic political donors and called Mueller the "tip of the deep state spear", a conspiracy theory reference.

All this probing of President Trump and his family seems more of a persecution than anything else.

They said Sekulow's denials were not so much a legal argument as an effort to fix the political damage from the apparent admission by Trump. "In fact, to the contrary", Sekulow said on CBS' "Face the Nation". Angus King of ME, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats.

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who like Rubio sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told NBC News' "Meet the Press" that the panel's work is far from concluded.

In a two-part tweet posted before 7 a.m., Trump wrote: "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt". "And the best thing that can happen for everybody, the president, the country, our institutions [of] the government, is for a full and thorough and credible investigation that reveals everything". He added: "A lot of people have said, 'When do you think you'll be done?' Maybe the end of the year". The president's response was as it related to "The Washington Post" report.