Trump attorney says president not under investigation

WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump is beginning his day with a stream of tweets defending his record and lashing out at the investigation into Russian interference in the election.

On NBC News' "Meet the Press", Sekulow claimed Trump was not under investigation for obstruction of justice, despite a Washington Post report to the contrary and a tweet from the President that appeared to confirm the report.

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, sent out spokespeople and surrogates with a far-fetched cover story to explain the dismissal, and then told NBC's Lester Holt that the real reason for the firing was Comey's pursuit of the Russian Federation investigation.

Sekulow said it was a response to an article in the Washington Post alleging Trump was under investigation for obstruction of justice.

The president also tweeted about a poll that gives him a 50% approval rating, adding that it is higher than his predecessor Barack Obama's. Trump's tweet, however, used only 111 characters and Trump has not been shy about using multiple tweets to convey a singular message. "Witch Hunt." It was the first time Trump had publicly acknowledged that he's under investigation.

Sekulow was tasked with explaining that Trump is not being investigated while somehow not contradicting his boss.

He was apparently referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a memo to denounce Comey and subsequently appointed Mueller (pictured below) to continue the probe. "So no, the presidents not under investigation, has not been", he said.

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A member of the president's outside legal team said Sunday that Donald Trump is not under investigation, days after Trump tweeted about being the target of a "witch hunt". If Rosenstein recuses himself or is fired, it could be Brand's role to supervise the Mueller investigation and execute any lawful orders issued by her boss, the President of the United States.

Trump is under pressure to reveal whether he has any tape recordings of private conversations with Comey.

On "Fox News Sunday", however, Sekulow appeared to be less clear on his talking points. The president's partisan foes may be disappointed that no evidence of collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Moscow emerges.

"The president is not under investigation by the special counsel."
Comey testified to Congress that Trump then asked him to back off the investigation into his fired national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

Recently, a Washington Post article caused another stir.

"Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials, ' particularly when they do not identify the country - let alone the branch or agency of government - with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated", Rosenstein said in a short statement released by the Justice Department.

In addition to being the author of several books such as "Undemocratic: How unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats are stealing your liberty and freedom", Sekulow is the chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, a politically conservative Christian organization.

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