Is Donald Trump Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice?


President Donald Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow got a surprise on Monday's "Fox & Friends" when the usually Trump-friendly program peppered their guest with questions about the president's tweets.

However, what needs to be mentioned is that the "witch hunt" reference was not a one- off tweet.

Sekulow told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday that Trump's tweet was "a response to a Washington Post story that ran with five unnamed sources".

President Trump's son-in-law, a key member of his inner circle, has been in touch with respected criminal lawyers as an investigation over links with Russian Federation looms, it has been reported. "If in fact that it was correct that the president is being investigated, he would be investigated for taking action that an agency told him to take".

As previously represented by President Donald J. Trump, former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, in his sworn testimony before a congressional committee, indicated that the president was not the subject of any Federal Bureau of Investigation probe.

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When Wallace pointed out that Sekulow had just admitted the President was under investigation, Sekulow reiterated that he had not been notified of anything. If Rosenstein were to refuse - and the deputy attorney general has said that Mueller could only be fired for good cause and that he was "not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate" - Trump could fire Rosenstein and appoint someone else who would fire Mueller, the Hill pointed out. "You don't know that he's not under investigation, right?" "No, he's not being investigated!"

Sekulow had previously maintained that Trump is not under investigation, so Wallace was quick to confront Sekulow over the apparent contradiction.

During his Sunday talk show appearances, Sekulow previewed Trump's defense against obstruction claims.

"The president's response was as it related to the Washington Post report". However, Trump in an interview with NBC News' Lester Holt said he made a decision to fire Comey before reading Rosenstein's memo. In the subsequent furor over Comey's dismissal - largely stoked by Trump's conflicting reasons for firing the director, which first adopted but then parted company with Rosenstein's memo - Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel.

Asked on NBC whether Trump's social-media commentary may be created to intimidate Rosenstein or Mueller, Sen.

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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. Comey did tell Trump he was not personally under investigation, but that was before the director was sacked.

At best, it could further complicate Trump's efforts to pass a meaningful legislative agenda and ultimately his hopes of a successful presidency. From the sounds of it, Sherman is already preparing for the possibility that Vice President Mike Pence will take over for Trump as president. "They're essentially engaging in a scorched-earth litigation strategy that is beginning with trying to discredit the prosecutor". When Sekulow isn't jamming with his rock band, he's often defending Trump on television.

Mueller is also reportedly slated to meet with the heads of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

"He, from every pronouncement we have seen, feels very strongly that he did nothing wrong, and he wants people to say that, because he feels very strongly about it", Rubio said. He said it could be done "maybe by the end of the year". Trump fired Comey in early May. Cuomo countered. "It's not like this White House is averse to making any kind of inquiries about the Russian Federation probe".

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