Lawyer says Trump not under investigation, despite president's tweet otherwise

Lawyer says Trump not under investigation, despite president's tweet otherwise

Lawyer says Trump not under investigation, despite president's tweet otherwise

The questions were prompted by a tweet the president wrote last week in which he said the FBI was investigating him, though he seemed to erroneously assert that the inquiry was being led by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; earlier, a Washington Post article had said the special counsel in the FBI's Russian Federation investigation, Robert Mueller, was seeking to determine whether Trump had committed obstruction of justice.

Then, Sekulow continued, Trump took their recommendations to remove Comey, and "now according to The Washington Post's theory, he's under investigation for taking the action that the Department of Justice told him to take".

TRUMP tweet Friday: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Perhaps they imagined that the investigations would be a convenient way to stigmatize the government of Vladimir Putin, which many in Washington seem to despise.

In a statement, Jamie Gorelick said she told Kushner to get "independent advice of a lawyer" on whether to "continue with us" after Robert Mueller was tapped to lead an FBI investigation into possible ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Officials now say that has changed with Comey's firing.

Insiders are anxious about links between Jared Kushner's current lawyer, Jamie S. Gorelick, and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is investigating alleged ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

Mueller serves at the will and pleasure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed him to head the inquiry. As Rachel noted on Friday's show, the White House balked soon after, arguing that just because the president wrote, "I am being investigated", it doesn't mean he's being investigated.

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But mostly, as reports about his legal peril multiplied, Trump became increasingly worked up about the Mueller probe. The Trump administration used a memo written by Rosenstein to justify Comey's firing, an act that Trump says is now under investigation.

In testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, Rosenstein pledged that Mueller would maintain his independence and said he would not follow orders to fire the special counsel unless he believes "those are lawful and appropriate orders".

The New York Times first reported that Kushner was weighing other legal options.

The two were formerly law partners at Washington firm WilmerHale. Mueller operates with day-to-day independence of Rosenstein, but Rosenstein still oversees how the investigation is funded.

Reynolds notes that all that's required to disqualify Justice Department conflict of interest rules is just the appearance of a conflict.

Trump's fledgling presidency has been battered by allegations-being dissected both by Congress and the FBI-that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with the former real estate magnate's campaign team. During his exchange with anchor Chris Wallace, Jay Sekulow twice complained about Trump being under investigation, then clarified that expressing frustration about Trump being under investigation does not amount to a concession that the president actually is being investigated.although he might be. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.

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Shortly after Comey was terminated from his position, Trump hinted in a tweet that their conversations may have been recorded and that Comey should therefore avoid leaking to the press. Moreover, he used an Federal Bureau of Investigation computer to create a memo of an incident that took place within his scope of work, which involved a meeting with the president and the conversation that transpired between the then-acting director and the nation's chief executive. Mr Schiff said he wants the White House to acknowledge the tapes or make clear there are no tapes and "it was an idle threat". "If Mueller discussed the Comey's termination with Trump as a candidate for the next FBI Director", Turley writes, "he might also be considered a witness in any obstruction investigation". Schiff cited the fact that the president at one meeting "cleared the room" of advisers and asked to speak to Comey alone.

Given his rhetorical history, if Trump had wanted to halt the investigation, he would have directed Comey in specific terms to do so.

Jay Sekulow, personal lawyer for Donald Trump.

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