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In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation”

Although Rosenstein testified to his independence, the paper tells us, "Mr. Trump has a different view of the chain of command, aides said, but he also knows that he can not afford to fire Mr. Rosenstein without prompting a massive backlash on Capitol Hill, even among Republicans.

Witch Hunt." But Sekulow said that Trump was reacting to a Washington Post story that said special counsel Robert Mueller was examining whether Trump had tried to obstruct the probe by firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey in May.

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. "In fact, to the contrary", he told CBS "Face the Nation", pointing to recent testimony by sacked FBI director James Comey who said the president had not been the target of an investigation.

Though Trump says his was higher than former President Barack Obama's numbers, his approval rating on the same day of his first term (June 16, 2009) was 56%, according to Rasmussen.

The lawyer also suggested Twitter's character limit may be partly to blame. Trump's tweet, however, used only 111 characters and Trump has not been shy about using multiple tweets to convey a singular message.

Still, Trump seemed to be raising the question of whether Rosenstein might have to recuse himself from the investigation - something Rosenstein discussed privately with colleagues, ABC News reported yesterday.

Yet Trump's angry tweets on Friday underscored the near-impossible challenge his advisers and legal team have in trying to get him to avoid weighing in on an active probe.

Sekulow, the chief counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice since 1990, defended Trump's use of social media, saying: "He's able to communicate with 107 million people on his various social media platforms on a regular basis as he needs to, so he can directly reach a lot of people".

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Sekulow said Trump would address the issue of the tapes - whose very existence have been the source of much speculation - in the "week ahead". And attacked his own deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein (who now might resign or recuse himself). The presumption, however, is that Mr. Comey's dismissal was due to official inquiries he was making about Trump's inner circle, namely, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and its ties with Russian Federation.

When Wallace pressed him on the apparent contradictions in his statements, Sekulow insisted that he had been clear that the president was not under investigation, and accused the Fox News host of "putting words in my mouth".

Dianne Feinstein, top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she was "increasingly concerned" that Trump will fire both Mueller and Rosenstein. "The president wants to take down Bob Mueller, his lawyer wants to take down Bob Mueller, and the question is why? That s it. Simple explanation", Sekulow told CNN s "State of the Union".

Vice President Pence hired outside legal counsel to help with both congressional committee inquiries and the special counsel investigation into possible collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

The Washington Post reported this week that, in addition to the Russian Federation probe, the special counsel is now determining whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday while spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat, Trump again referenced the "distraction of the Witch Hunt".

Wallce: Sir, you just said two times that he's being investigated.



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