20 June, 2017
The president tweeted last week he was being investigated, but a member of his legal team denied that.
To the contrary: Thanks to The Washington Post, we now know that collusion is only one of three subject areas that the FBI investigation, now led by special counsel Robert Mueller, is exploring. To make it even more hard, their client's public statements often threaten to undercut their work. "Good luck trying to represent him".
Himes says the notion the investigation has been going on too long "is just crazy" and "we're talking about the very core of our democracy here".
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.
But Trump denies any collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation. repeatedly calling the probe a 'witch hunt'. "The fact of the matter is the President has not been and is not under investigation". Comey has since said he suspects the circumstances of his firing will be scrutinized by Mueller, putting pressure on Trump's supporters to deny any illegal intent - critical to an obstruction of justice case.
I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! "I don't think it serves him well".
Whether Trump himself is under investigation at this stage also is still unclear.
The attorney did the rounds on the morning shows on Sunday, appearing on CNN's "State of the Union", where he argued Trump is not under investigation, despite the president tweeting "I am being investigated" last week.
That lack of formal notification wouldn't be unusual in the early stages of an investigation.
Prosecutors will often answer then to avoid misleading the target.
Peter Carr, a spokesman for the Mueller team, declined to comment. "So that's the constitutional threshold question here", Sekulow said.
While total silence won't work, a more measured public approach may be prudent, Dillon said. "I haven't made that call".
The New York Times first reported that Kushner was weighing other legal options.
"So, he's being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take, by the agency who recommended the termination".
Kasowitz heads the group despite his lack of deep experience in Washington or in criminal defense.
While aides have advised Trump to stay off Twitter, the president continued to weigh in Sunday as he spent the weekend at Camp David, the government-owned presidential retreat in Maryland.
Sekulow is part of a team hired by Trump to deal with allegations of collusion by his campaign with Moscow. 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. He also represented Sen.