In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

However, Sekulow has said that the tweet was the President's response to a media article about the non- existent investigation, a direct critique of the lack of authentic sources for the news that was published.

It's too early to say for sure what legal strategy his team will settle on, especially since the full contours of the probe aren't known and no public allegations have been leveled by investigators.

Rosenstein is the official who appointed Robert Mueller as a special counsel to take over the FBI investigation.

"My constituents are prosecutors, judges and juries", said criminal defense lawyer Bill Jeffress. On Sunday, however, a member of his legal team, Jay Sekulow, largely denied that, sparking a tense exchange with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace.

President Donald Trump, whose combative instincts are to lash out and never retreat, appears to be shaping a legal team in his own image.

Schiff also said he believes recent congressional testimony from Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions points to signs of possible obstruction by Trump that warrant further investigation. "No, he's not being investigated!".

Spicer said Monday's news conference was off-camera because "there are days that I'll decide that the president's voice should be the one that speaks".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders last week said Trump had "no intention" of firing Mueller, although "the president has the right to".

As for the issue of that other interesting tweet, where the President implied he has tapes of his meetings with various people in which he discusses not being under investigation: "This issue will be addressed in due course and I suspect next week".

A U.S. official last week confirmed that Rosenstein has told colleagues he may have to recuse himself from the inquiry because he'd criticized Comey in a memo before Trump fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief.

Mueller is leading the federal investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, while the House Intelligence Committee and several other panels are conducting their own probes into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Adding to questions surrounding the special counsel investigation is the fact that Rosenstein, as the current deputy attorney general, is the official who is in charge of the special counsel's activities.

The FBI "doesn't sit around all day and read tweets", said Rubio, a Republican from Florida who's a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. "Mueller's going to do his job". I don't think that tweet helped him. And that means, despite the non-stop spin and denials and lies from the White House and its allies, Trump's associates - and perhaps Trump himself - may be in very big trouble.

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