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Actually, Trump Is NOT Under Investigation, His Lawyer Insists

19 June 2017

Earlier this week, when a Washington Post report was seemingly confirmed by the President himself on Twitter, it looked like Donald Trump was being investigated for obstruction of justice in the wake of his firing former F.B.I. director James Comey during the still-ongoing Russian Federation investigation.

There have been multiple news reports and a tweet from Trump himself on Friday that began with: "I am being investigated".

Jay Sekulow, a lawyer who is part of a team hired by Mr Trump to deal with allegations of collusion by his campaign with Moscow, appeared on Sunday to contradict Mr Trump's statement on Twitter on Friday that he was being investigated for firing his Federal Bureau of Investigation director last month.

He also explained that "the tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking info to The Washington Post".

"The best thing for the president and for America is for there to be a full and thorough investigation", Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures".

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The president suggested on Twitter that he may have taped those conversations. "He can not in a Twitter statement include all of that in there, but "The Washington Post" statement came out that morning", he said.

Wallace eventually concluded, again, that Sekulow didn't actually know whether the president was under investigation or not, and he didn't disagree.

Perhaps Trump can avoid it, if it's true that the president has already considered firing Mueller.

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Rubio says Trump firing former FBI Director James Comey hasn't impeded the FBI's or the Senate intelligence committee's investigations into Russia's role in the 2016 campaign.

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Robert Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's influence in the presidential elections. This feels a lot like Sekulow's trying to spin an anodyne fact, the lack of notice, into a much broader, unsupported claim that Trump isn't under suspicion to give him political cover.

Significantly, the Washington Post claims that even before Mueller's appointment, the Justice Department had opened an investigation into Trump for possible obstruction of justice.

Sekulow pointed to testimony Comey gave to the Senate Intelligence Committee, in which he declared that there was no investigation of Trump under way when he was sacked.

Has anyone told Trump he's not being investigated? It's that simple. The president is not under investigation.

"So the president responds - I want to be crystal clear here".

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Fellow panelist Angus King, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, estimated that investigators are just 20 percent into their probe, which could last for months. But America's laws today are a web in which even the most innocuous citizen can get tangled-a citizen who has business dealings with figures as corrupt as many Russian businessmen and officials tend to be is nearly certainly open to prosecution on one technicality or another, as is anyone who talks to federal investigators and tells even the smallest of lies.