Trump Lawyer Denies President Is Under Investigation, Despite Tweet

Multiple investigations are looking into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian officials, including a Department of Justice probe headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.”Now my sources are telling me that he’s begun some preliminary planning, plans to talk to some people in the administration, but he has not made that momentous decision to go for a full-scale investigation”, he said on ABC’s “This Week”.”The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking info to the Washington Post”, he said, referring to a recent story about special counsel Robert Mueller allegedly looking into whether Trump fired Comey last month in an attempt to obstruct an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the USA election.Many say if Rosenstein recuses himself, then maybe Mueller should recuse himself as well.It was unclear whether his tweet about being under investigation was based on direct knowledge or new media reports that suggest Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey. The message apparently referred to Rosenstein, whose role leading the federal investigation has become increasingly complicated. “That the president was not and is not a target of investigation”.”The president is not under investigation by the special counsel”, said Sekulow.The president has directed some of his frustration at Rosenstein and Mueller.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. “The best thing that could happen for the president, and the country, is a full and credible investigation”. I believe it. Not only do I believe it, I know it. “If we want to put all this behind us, let’s find out what happened, let’s put it out there, and let’s not undermine the credibility of the investigation”.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.Aides have counseled the president to stay off Twitter and focus on other aspects of his job.The committee sent a bipartisan letter this month to White House counsel Don McGahn seeking an answer by this Friday.Mueller was immediately confronted with the reality of Trump’s Lester Holt interview, his discussion with Russian officials in the White House regarding his relief that the firing of his “crazy” FBI Director Comey would take the pressure off the Russian probe, Comey’s testimony about Trump asking for his “loyalty” pledge, and what Comey perceived as the President’s directive (the President used the word “hope”) to terminate the Michael Flynn investigation.”Well, again, ultimately, at the end of the day, he has a right to his opinion on these issues”, said Rubio, one of Trump’s opponents in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. “I don’t think that tweet helped him”, Gingrich said.