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Trump attorney says president not under investigation

U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow said on Sunday that Trump is not under investigation in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race.

During Comey's June 8 testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, where he testified that Trump pressed him to drop the FBI investigation into former White House aide Michael Flynn, Comey said, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes".

Even after the President himself tweeted about being under investigation in relation to the summary dismissal of FBI Chief James Comey, his attorney has done an about face and denied that it is true.

According to the Washington Post report, Trump was being investigated for possible obstruction of justice by Robert Mueller - the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

That Marx Brothers joke was the message Sunday from Jay Sekulow, a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, who in a series of news interviews disputed President Trump's own account that he is under investigation.

To defend their precarious legal perch, Sekulow and crew have been reduced to slipping into their argument a statement that Trump hasn't been informed of any formal investigation. Comey has gone on record saying that the reason for his dismissal was his refusal to accede to the President's request for him to drop the Russian Federation investigation.

Sekulow said Trump would address the issue of the tapes - whose very existence have been the source of much speculation - in the "week ahead".

"So the president responds - I want to be crystal clear here".

Sekulow, however, emphasized that Trump was referring to the "fake" story in The Washington Post and denied that the tweet was an admission by the President that is being investigated. It also sent a letter to Comey asking for any notes or memos.

Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, said on "Fox News Sunday" that it would be a "disaster" for Trump to fire Mueller or Rosenstein, or to nudge the latter to recuse himself in an effort to slow down the investigation. It's hard to think of something more self-incriminating than the president firing the person investigating him for obstruction.

"And if we can't get an answer, then I think we'll ultimately need to subpoena those potential documents to make sure that we have them".

He said Trump's statement on Twitter Friday was specifically in response to a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling. Trump fired Comey in early May. I'm under no illusion that many Republican House and Senate members have any affection for, or loyalty to, Trump.

The Justice Department has said Muller's work at the firm does not disqualify him from leading the investigation.

Senator Angus K of ME said, "A lot of people have asked, when will we be done?

Witch Hunt", Trump said in a tweet. "There's a lot of information yet to go". In fact, it may be that the odds of removal are greater if Mueller and his team of left-leaning partisans stay on and devote endless resources to conjuring up a case against the president.


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