Lawyer says Trump not under investigation

Sekulow added that Trump is "very effective" with his use of social media.

"Let me be clear here", said Jay Sekulow, a member of the president's legal team, on NBC's "Meet The Press".

Sekulow's comments contradict clear signs from the past days - especially from Trump himself - that the President is being probed.

In an interview on NBC News' "Meet The Press," Jay Sekulow refuted reports that special council Robert Mueller's probe is targeting Trump for possible obstruction of justice - reports that Trump appeared to confirm in angry tweets condemning the investigation as a "witch hunt" last week.

Trump's tweets following the report appeared to confirm the investigation, but his lawyer said it only appeared that way because of the character limit on Twitter.

"They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story".

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On Thursday a Republican lawyer who supports the president and has experience in government emailed an article he had read about the team of prosecutors Mueller is assembling.

He was then pressed by the host on Trump's tweet from Friday, in which he wrote: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director". "The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources that were purportedly leaking information to the Washington Post about a potential investigation of the president".

"I don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct", Comey said in a June 8 hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Sekulow's doublespeak set off immediate confusion.

"So the President said, 'I am under investigation, ' even though he is not under investigation?"

Sekulow, who is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, repeatedly numerous same lines during an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper. "First of all, you've now said that he is being investigated", Wallace said. None indicated the context Sekulow said was intended.

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