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In spite of tweet, lawyer insists Trump not under investigation

Sekulow, who set out Sunday to deny the president is under investigation, said Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last month “based on numerous events, including recommendations from his attorney general and the deputy attorney general’s office”.On Friday, Donald Trump posted a message on his Twitter account appearing to confirm that he was being investigated for obstruction of justice, as a Washington Post scoop had reported two days earlier.”There’s a limitation on Twitter, as we all know”, Sekulow said.The US president has denied trying to influence the investigation, but has acknowledged in an interview that Russian Federation was on his mind when he dismissed Comey. Cuz the special counsel under the special counsel regulations reports still to the Department of Justice-not an independent counsel.It’s too early to say for sure what legal strategy his lawyers will eventually settle on.In a Rose Garden news conference following Comey’s testimony, Trump said that an announcement on the tapes would be coming soon, but coyly added that it would likely leave the media “very disappointed”. Regarding the topic of recusal by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Mr. Sekulow went on to say that “This matter doesn’t call for recusal at this point, ” but he can’t predict what the future may bring. “That’s it. Simple explanation”, Sekulow told CNN’s “State of the Union”. “No, he’s not being investigated!” “If Mueller discussed the Comey’s termination with Trump as a candidate for the next FBI Director”, Turley writes, “he might also be considered a witness in any obstruction investigation”.”To fight the notion that Mueller would be looking at this at all seems to be something that only the president wants to be not true”, Cuomo said. “I think the important thing is to get started”.Trump has also retained Sekulow, who has been the face of the legal team on TV – though he, too, has an untypical background, having largely specialized in religious liberty claims.Asked if that included Rosenstein, Spicer responded, “He serves in this administration”. “Mueller’s going to do his job”.In another sign of the gravity of the situation, Trump’s legal team blitzed Sunday talk shows to contradict the President’s tweet Friday where he said he is already under investigation.Chairman Chuck Grassley and the panel’s top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, plan to move forward on their inquiry, which will look into Russian Federation meddling in the elections as well as whether there was any improper political interference with the Federal Bureau of Investigation under both Trump and former President Barack Obama’s administration.Like many Trump problems, this one was caused by a Trump tweet. “This is not taking up the president of the United States’s day”. But as the White House has made clear, the tweets speak for themselves.During the interview, Carson stated that special prosecutor Robert Mueller has to be given “a chance” to conduct a fair investigation.Marines open the door of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 19, 2017, in preparation of the arrival of Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela to meet with President Donald Trump. Robert Mueller, right, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 19, 2013.Asked on NBC where the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation stands, Sen. Angus King, an independent from ME, stressed that the probe will likely last for a long time. He said it could be done “maybe by the end of the year”.