Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow?

Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow?

President Donald Trump recently announced over Twitter that he was being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of a widening probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's USA presidential race and possible collusion by his campaign - an inquiry that has cast a shadow over his five months in office. To make it more hard, Trump's statements threaten to undercut their work.

"I don't care who Trump hires. It would be illegal to destroy it and it could be subpoenaed by an investigator like Robert Mueller, turned into a transcript that he would have at his fingertips", Perlstein said in the video.

There have been multiple news reports and a tweet from Trump himself on Friday that began with: "I am being investigated". He says there should at least be tapes of any telephone conversations between the president and Comey. "But if it's just, he's acting impetuously because he doesn't like having himself or his friends investigated for something he genuinely believes he didn't do, then I think that's a much harder case for obstruction".

In addition to Kushner, the firm also represents the interests of Ivanka Trump and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. I don't tell him what to write or not write.

Sekulow again said Trump is not under investigation, to which Cuomo responded "you don't know whether or not that's true".

That lack of formal notification wouldn't be unusual in the early stages of an investigation.

When Tapper slammed the lawyer, inquiring if Trump firing former FBI Director James Comey even had the potential to raise the level of obstruction of justice, Sekulow said, "The president has the authority as the chief executive to make those kind of decisions". President Donald Trump, whose combative instincts are to lash out and not retreat, has given his legal team a clear direction: fight, fight, fight.

"No answer is probably the most troubling answer in criminal defense", Cohen said.

The old political saw is "if you're explaining, you're losing". "Look, I'm a lawyer".

"Right now, I think the focus has to be on what we know has happened", Sekulow said.

"Boring" seems out of the question.

Sekulow joined Trump's personal legal team, which includes Marc Kasowitz, Trump's go-to lawyer for years on both personal and business matters; Mark Bowe, who works with Kasowitz; and newly hired John Dowd, a well-known DC-based attorney. The New York Times reported Monday that Corallo's recent tweets have included praise for Mueller and a suggestion that Vice President Mike Pence should be the Republican nominee in 2020.

"The president of the United States takes action after receiving a memorandum from his attorney general, a letter actually from his attorney general and memorandum from his deputy attorney general", Sekulow told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. Abbe D. Lowell, a prominent trial attorney who represented Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff in a 2005 corruption scandal and is now representing NJ Sen. John McCain in the 1991 "Keating Five" scandal for which McCain was ultimately exonerated after being accused of improperly meeting with bank regulators on behalf of a campaign donor.