Who are you going to believe?
On CNN’s “State of the Union” program, he said flatly, “The president is not a subject or target of an investigation“.
USA Today, reporting on Sekulow’s interviews this morning, checked with its own sources about who’s right and who’s wrong: “A person familiar with the matter confirmed to USA TODAY that Trump is indeed under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller and his team”.
On Sunday, Trump again referred to the probe, but dismissed it.
Jay Sekulow, best known for his role as the head of TV preacher Pat Robertson’s legal group, appeared on several Sunday shows in his capacity as a leading member of Trump’s defense team.
You could nearly hear the groan coming from anti-Trump liberals who were so looking forward to the coming impeachment trial.
So I – I can’t read people’s minds, but I can tell you this, we have not been notified that there’s an investigation to the president of the United States.
U.S. President Donald Trump began his day with a stream of tweets defending his record and lashing out at the investigation into Russian interference in the election.
Rubio says Trump firing former FBI Director James Comey hasn’t impeded the FBI’s or the Senate intelligence committee’s investigations into Russia’s role in the 2016 campaign. “There is no investigation“, Sekulow added.
The Secret Service has said it has no records of any recording systems or transcripts of any conversations Mr. Trump may have had in the White House.
“Sir, you’ve just said two times that he’s being investigated“, Wallace said.
President Trump told his followers everything was “very well” despite the “witch hunt“.
“That signifies this president knew all too well that it was inappropriate”, Schiff said.
“The message the President is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn’t apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired”, Ms Feinstein said. On Twitter, Trump dismissed as “phony” the idea his campaign colluded with any Russian effort to sway the 2016 USA election. Based in part on the people he is hiring to assist in the probe, some wonder whether he may lean toward a less-than-objective investigation, at the president’s expense.
Trump at first attributed Comey’s firing to a recommendation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for his handling of an investigation past year into the use of a private email server by Trump’s defeated challenger, Democrat Hillary Clinton. Sekulow said that Trump would have challenged the basic assertion of the article, but was constrained by Twitter’s limit of 140 characters per post.
Both Coats and Rogers declined before the Senate intelligence committee earlier this month to answer questions about their conversations with Trump, but both said they had never felt urged by Trump to intervene in the Russian Federation probes. I think Trump sits there and says, let me get this straight, I know I didn’t do anything with the Russians. Mueller may yet look into the president’s behavior to see if any obstruction occurred, but he won’t open a criminal investigation unless he’s pretty damn sure of his grounds. This is a very complex matter, involving thousands of pages of intelligence documents, lots of witnesses.
Rubio spoke on NBC, CNN and CBS. “They are essentially engaging in a scorched earth litigation strategy that is beginning with trying to discredit the prosecutor”, Schiff said on ABC.