Sekulow was referring to a report in the Post this week that said Special Counsel Robert Mueller s investigation of Russian interference in November s presidential election was now also trying to determine whether Trump obstructed justice.
"But let me be very clear here, as it has been since the beginning, the president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction", he added. But the president's attorney repeatedly and definitively declared that Trump is not, in fact, under investigation.
"He's not afraid of an investigation because there is no investigation". "There's been no notification from the special counsel's office that the president is under investigation".
The most confusing - and heated - exchange of the morning, however, was on Fox News Sunday. That interview went a bit differently. "So that's the constitutional threshold question here". He takes the action that they also, by the way, recommended. "That's the the long-established practice of the Justice Department". Not an independent counsel.
"Yes, the initial reaction people would have is, 'Wow. the attorney general has not even been briefed on Russia's interference?'" Rubio told Todd. "You don't know whether he's under investigation or not". Watch below (starting at 3:00) for the fireworks that ensued.More news: Why Ronaldo Wants To Leave Real Madrid
"The president is not under investigation by the special counsel", said Sekulow. Uh, okay, says Wallace.
"This is the first time the president's overall approval rating has hit the 50% mark since late April", the site states.
Mr. Trump told reporters in a Rose Garden ceremony he would be "100 percent" willing to testify under oath, and Sekulow told CBS News' John Dickerson that "the president was very clear" about testifying and has said "if he was asked to do it he would".
Sekulow pointed to testimony Comey gave to the Senate Intelligence Committee, in which he declared that there was no investigation of Trump under way when he was sacked.
WALLACE: Well, you don't know that he's not under investigation again, sir. I really, truly believe that. It's that simple. The president is not under investigation.More news: Larson outlasts Elliott at Michigan again
Sekulow: "We've received no notice of investigation".
Sekulow, a conservative activist and radio talk-show host, earlier this month joined Trump's legal team, which is led by Marc Kasowitz.
Trump's tweet was posted more than a day after a Washington Post story reported that "Five people briefed on the interview requests, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly", confirmed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller, appointed to look into allegations that members of the Trump administration colluded with Russian Federation to interfere with the election, was investigating whether or not Trump had sought to obstruct justice.
Former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate intelligence committee that Trump pressured him on the Russian Federation investigation and asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "He has no qualms about throwing [Rosenstein] under a bus".
A USA 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. Will Rosenstein quit before he's fired or will Trump fire him before he quits?More news: Macron's party claims parliament victory despite low turnout
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