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CNN's Jake Tapper Is Confused As Hell During Interview With Trump's Lawyer

19 June 2017

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer said on Sunday that Trump is not under investigation in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential race, adding that the president has not received any notification that he is being investigated.

The Washington Post reported last week that Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is running the federal investigation into the Trump campaign's potential Russian Federation ties, was now focusing on Trump himself for obstruction of justice over the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

"You've now said that he's being investigated", Wallace said.

"He takes the action that they also recommended and now he's being investigated by the Department of Justice".

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Sekulow said the tweet was only meant as a response to what he called a "fake report". "So that's the constitutional threshold question here".

"It's that simple. The president is not under investigation", he said.

"I do not appreciate you putting words in my mouth, when I've been crystal clear that the president is not and has not been under investigation", Sekulow shot back.

Sekulow made the Sunday morning Beltway show rounds today to explain the president's revelatory - or maybe not - June 16 "witch hunt" tweet, the one that began "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

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He said a Friday tweet from Trump was specifically directed at a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling.

"Because we've received no notice of investigation".

Rosenstein drafted the letter for the basis of Comey's firing and many believe he is now caught in the President's cross-hairs because he appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In fact, to the contrary. King said the "collusion, the cooperation aspect of the investigation is not over". "But with all due respect, the president said "I am being investigated" in a tweet and people take his word on that. Period", Sekulow said, using similar phrasing for emphasis as he did on "Meet the Press".

But a former federal prosecutor, Brad Simon, told The Post those assertions were "somewhat fanciful".

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"Here's what you're trying to do, Chris", Sekulow said.