Trump lawyer says president not under investigation, despite tweets

When President Donald Trump abruptly fired James Comey last month, he wrote in the former FBI Director's termination letter that he was appreciative of Comey telling him, on three separate occasions, that Trump himself was not under investigation - an assertion Comey confirmed in congressional testimony.

It all stems from the president's May 12 tweet: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" But there are conflicting signals about what is actually happening.

Trump's legal team says the tweet was simply about a report that the president was under investigation for obstruction of justice - not a confirmation.

He just recently became a public face for Trump's outside legal team, but Sekulow has been well known for decades as a legal advocate for conservative Christian causes.

Here's what you need to know.

Sekulow says that Trump hasn't been notified of any investigation. The Post cited multiple unnamed sources familiar with those interview requests.

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania and their son, Barron, walk to Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, en route to Camp David in Maryland. Cuomo also challenged Sekulow's claim that the president is above legal reproach for obstruction of justice in his firing of Comey, noting that the question has never before been litigated.

This follows President Trump's tweet which seemed to confirm he was under investigation Friday, he tweeted "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Mueller operates with day-to-day independence of Rosenstein, but Rosenstein still oversees how the investigation is funded.

"Number two, I think when you study elections, 10 years from now, five years from now in government courses and political management courses, what the president did utilizing social media will be in the history books as the most successful utilization of social media platforms and communication in our lifetime".

Trump had posted earlier in the morning that Sekulow would be appearing on the Fox program, but the tweet was later removed.

To the contrary: Thanks to The Washington Post, we now know that collusion is only one of three subject areas that the FBI investigation, now led by special counsel Robert Mueller, is exploring. "What I'm talking about here is the constitutional issue of the president's ability to take action based on the recommendation of his people and based on his authority as the president of the United States".

"Representatives of Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, have quietly contacted high-powered criminal lawyers about potentially representing him in the wide-ranging investigation into Russia's influence on the 2016 election, according to three people briefed on the matter,"The New York Times reported".

And not unlike others who advise Trump on personal matters, Sekulow regularly appears on Fox News, as well as hosts a syndicated daily radio talk show.

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