Trump's attorney contradicts himself on investigation denial

Donald Trump is not under investigation for firing FBI Director James Comey, the president's lawyer said, in seeming contradiction to a tweet the USA leader had sent out earlier complaining of a "witch hunt" against him.

Challenged on "Fox News Sunday" about the issue, Sekulow said he could not be certain Trump was not under investigation but that no one had notified the legal team if that was the case.

The Post's report indicated that Robert Mueller, who was already involved in the investigation into whether Russian Federation had a hand in the 2016 election, "is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice".

Jay Sekulow said the tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation, but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post.

Trump on Friday said on Twitter that "I am being investigated for firing the FBI director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" The source said investigators have sought information from Richard Ledgett, who recently retired as deputy NSA director and, the source said, had written a memo documenting an attempt from Trump urging Rogers to tamp down on the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

"He's not afraid of the investigation there is no investigation", Sekulow told NBC channel.

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Also, it was Rosenstein who appointed Robert S. Mueller III as the special counsel to lead that investigation after Comey was sacked.

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This will likely go on in the same vein for months, with Sekulow and others defending Trump against a very specific charge of obstruction of justice through his firing of Comey.

Trump's fledgling presidency has been battered by allegations - being dissected both by Congress and the Federal Bureau of Investigation - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with the former real estate magnate's campaign team. Schiff spoke on ABC's "This Week" and King spoke on NBC. "The president is not under investigation".

On Sunday, Trump again referred to the probe, but dismissed it as a "distraction".

"It was a striking show of solidarity between two men who a year ago had been fierce presidential rivals - who had upbraided each other in deeply personal terms during one of the ugliest stretches of the Republican primary", the Washington Post reported on Friday. But he added "he's been a fighter his whole life".

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"It's inconceivable he's not under investigation in the obstruction investigation", the lawyer said.

MrTrump's anger has highlighted the difficulty his legal team and advisers face in stopping the President from weighing in on an active investigation.

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.

"He takes the action that they also recommended and now he's being investigated by the Department of Justice". Nope, says Sekulow. If you believe the Daily Beast, though, Trump has made his feelings clear to other confidants: "He's furious at Rosenstein, but the list of his people who enrage him is ever-growing..." Angus King of ME, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats.

"So here's what you have: the president issued that tweet, that social media statement, based on a fake report, a report with no documented sources, from "The Washington Post", he said".

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