"I can't imagine a scenario where the president would not be aware of it", Sekulow said on CBS. Trump surely understands that would be a political disaster. There's reason to doubt the competence of the president's current legal team. Daily Kos writer Bob Johnson noted that this group of anti-Trump writers, which also includes former Clinton White House staffer Claude Taylor, are not credible.
Sessions' decision to step aside, which Trump opposed, made Rosenstein acting attorney general for purposes of the probe into whether the campaign colluded with Russian Federation.
"The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt". He was referring to a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling.
Comey was sacked in May after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote a memo critical of Comey's handling of Hillary Clinton's email investigation, a memo that became Donald Trump's official rationale for firing Comey. "I don't think that tweet helped him", Gingrich said.
The tweet sparked speculation that Trump may pull a nuclear option by firing Mueller and Rosenstein, a move senior aides have fervently advised against - given that it could provoke a constitutional crisis.
A member of President Donald Trump's outside legal team says the president isn't under federal investigation.
Trump Not Under Investigation In Russia Probe, Says Lawyer
The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations. Mr Trump's aides have reportedly asked him to stay off Twitter and focus on other aspects of his job.
Back in the present, the President's mood is fueling the sense of crisis.
"It's becoming clear to me that the president has embarked on an effort to undermine anyone with the ability to bring any misdeeds to light, be that Congress, the media or the Justice Department". Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, pleaded Sunday for the president to give Mueller the room he needs to manage the inquiry.
I don't think so. "And he's expressing himself in that way".
The Washington Post reported that Donald Trump is furious at Jeff Sessions for his recusal and the ramping up of the Russian Federation investigation that followed, and CNN reported that the two had some heated exchanges.
"Trump has a compulsion to counterattack and is very pugnacious".
Barak Cohen, a former Justice Department lawyer and now a defence attorney specialising in white-collar crime and investigations, said there was no requirement that the special counsel notify Trump he was under investigation, so the lack of such notice meant nothing.
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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".
But their track record of breaking a number of stories related to the Russian Federation investigation has been able to garner them a dedicated following, and helped the report about Jeff Sessions go viral on Sunday.
"Sekulow said that Trump, in his tweet, was reacting to a story in the Washington Post that was the first to report Mueller was examining whether Trump had tried to obstruct the probe by firing FBI director James Comey in May.On "Fox News Sunday", Sekulow said that he was certain the president was not under investigation because he had received no notification or other indication that he was.Pressed on the issue by host Chris Wallace, Sekulow acknowledged that he could not be certain".
They said previous presidents would make sure to have the White House counsel's office and their personal lawyers carefully review any comments about such an investigation before making them.
"It was 141 characters. We're a nation of laws that apply equally to everyone, a lesson the president would be wise to learn", she said.
"He (Trump) is not afraid of the investigation - there is no investigation", Sekulow said, stressing that "there is not an investigation of the president of the United States, period".
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Investigators have also sought information from recently retired NSA Deputy Richard Ledgett, according to the source. The California congressman said that the president and his associates are engaged in a scorched earth litigation strategy that begins with discrediting Mueller.
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