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In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

Sekulow is part of a team hired by Trump to deal with allegations of collusion by his campaign with Moscow. Trump already fired James Comey and admitted on national television that the Russian Federation investigation influenced his decision, which is why he's reportedly facing an obstruction of justice probe.

Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, said the president was only referring to a news report.

"Right now, I think the focus has to be on what we know has happened", Sekulow said. And Trump's own tweet seemed to concede the point last week. Meanwhile, it is no secret that there are both Senate and House committees that are investigating the President.

President Donald Trump may finally confirm by the end of the week whether tapes of conversations between him and former FBI Director James Comey exist, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Monday.

"Why don't you just pick up the phone and call Bob Mueller and ask whether or not your client has any role in their investigation?"

On Friday the president wrote on Twitter: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

Himes says interviews are still being scheduled and documents being reviewed.

Were Trump to go through with it anyway, it would be the most politically self-destructive act of his young presidency.

"He takes the action that [the Attorney General's office] recommended and now he's being investigated by the Department of Justice", Sekulow said of Trump. In the subsequent furor over Comey's dismissal - largely stoked by Trump's conflicting reasons for firing the director, which first adopted but then parted company with Rosenstein's memo - Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel. Kushner has been represented on business matters and other issues by Jamie Gorelick.

A full-scale investigation has not yet been launched, although preliminary work is clearly being done, according to sources familiar with the process. Abbe D. Lowell, a prominent trial attorney who represented Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff in a 2005 corruption scandal and is now representing NJ Sen.

President Trump added Sekulow to his legal team just this month, and it's clear he's already making a splash.

It might make more sense to argue that the president didn't do anything wrong or that the investigation is straying far from its original mandate.

Attorney Jay Sekulow is stressing that "the president has not been and is not under investigation". "The President's response was as it related to the Washington Post report".

Sekulow says that Trump hasn't been notified of any investigation.

Sekulow sidestepped Cuomo's charge, returning to his claim that the president's reasons for firing Comey can not be investigated given that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director serves at the pleasure of the president. He also is no stranger to television as he has appeared on many news programs on ABC, NBC, CNN, and mostly Fox News, as a legal analyst.

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