A member of the president's outside legal team said Sunday that Donald Trump is not under federal investigation, days after Trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the target of a "witch hunt". "Witch Hunt." It was the first time Trump had publicly acknowledged that he's under investigation.
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Trump has hinted that he may have taped conversations with Comey - in which the ex-FBI chief says the president pressured him for his loyalty and on the Russian Federation investigation while also urging him to drop a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn.
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The alleged gunman, James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, died shortly after the incident following a shoot out with police. Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful".
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. "The president is not under investigation".
Wallace: You just said that he's being investigated.
When asked why Trump would verify false reports, Sekulow defended his client, adding, "There should be no confusion, no confusion".
Trump previously admitted in an interview with NBC News' Lester Holt days after Comey's May 9 ousting that the ongoing Russian Federation investigation influenced his decision to terminate the director. "So he's being investigated for taking the action the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take by the agency that recommended the determination".
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Earlier on Wednesday, the Labor Department reported consumer prices unexpectedly fell in May, the second drop in three months. They increased their projections for economic growth this year to 2.2 percent from the 2.1 percent they forecast in March .
One of Donald Trump's personal attorneys categorically denied that the President is under investigation for obstruction of justice, despite Twitter posts in which Trump apparently acknowledges it. Yet, I would be hard-pressed to vote for a Republican member of Congress who voted to remove the president based on the evidence that has come to light so far, coupled with the decision to remove Mueller.
"One way or the other, we need an answer", Schiff said on ABC's "This Week" yesterday.
Trump's intemperate tweets have by now become commonplace, but few have been as revealing as last week's volley of statements expressing outrage in the government's probe of Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Even Trump's most ardent defenders don't claim that he is a constitutional scholar - House Speaker Paul Ryan has suggested that the bar should be lower for Trump in terms of his behavior because of his lack of expertise - but Sekulow went on to suggest that the president's tweet about being under investigation was trying to call attention to a question of constitutional law. The subjects of the investigation only find out if charges are filed and they get a subpoena. "So that - nothing has changed in that regard since James Comey's testimony". The president "wants people to say that", he said.
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As in, don't expect to see Tom Hardy's Venom in any Avengers film, but Spider-Man might show up in Sony's Venom film. Tom explained: "Yes, there is what we call the arc of the character".
Witch Hunt."Trump, who has denied any collusion between his campaign and Russia, has frequently lashed out about the allegations, which have overshadowed his administration's efforts to overhaul the healthcare system, cut taxes and boost jobs.Robert Mueller, the special counsel named by the Justice Department to probe the Russia matter, is investigating whether anyone associated with Trump or his campaign had any illegal dealings with Russian officials or others with ties to the Kremlin". This is a very complex matter, involving thousands of pages of intelligence documents, lots of witnesses.
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