First, he told Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press”: “There is not an investigation of the president of the United States, period”.
Jay Sekulow, personal lawyer for Donald Trump. The source said investigators have sought information from Richard Ledgett, who recently retired as deputy NSA director and, the source said, had written a memo documenting an attempt from Trump urging Rogers to tamp down on the FBI’s Russian Federation investigation.
Sekulow claimed the president is not spending a lot of time composing the tweets, but defended them as a means of speaking directly to voters, saying “he’s responding to what he’s seeing in the media in a way in which he thinks is appropriate to talk to those people that put him in office”.
Although Kushner’s current lawyer said in a statement that he is seeking advice rather than replacing or adding to his current team, it appears as if Kushner could be advised by a better legal experts than his father-in-law, President Trump.
Gorelick is a partner at the WilmerHale law firm.
Mueller was tasked with overseeing the investigation in May. The department said last month that under professional responsibility rules, Mueller may participate in matters involving his former firm’s clients as long as he wasn’t involved in representing them and has no confidential information about them.
Finally, we know that Mueller’s investigators are also looking for “any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates”, as the Post phrased it.
Some of Sekulow’s exchanges with Wallace were tense and confusing, leading Wallace to say, “Oh boy, this is weird”. He says that President Donald Trump, Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and Democratic lawmakers should not be presuming an outcome.
“I think there’s general agreement”, Feinstein told CNN on Monday.
NBC’s Chuck Todd pressed Sekulow on whether Trump had made the decision to fire former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey himself or at the recommendation of deputy attorney general Rod J. Rosenstein.
Given the president’s sentiments, he might view any link to Mr. Mueller with suspicion, including Ms. Gorelick’s representation of Mr. Kushner, according to one person who has been contacted about the matter.
ABC News reported that, in fact, Mueller had not decided yet whether to investigate the president. His tweet about a “WITCH HUNT” conducted by “bad” people is just a Trumpian version of what appears to be the official White House line – that this is somehow a partisan attempt to delegitimize the Trump presidency. “He’s being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take by the agency who recommended the terminations!”
The Washington Post story cited five officials who had been briefed on interview requests from special counsel Robert Mueller with three top intelligence officials to see if Trump had attempted to obstruct justice.
Comey said under oath during his much-anticipated Senate hearing earlier this month that he believes he was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation.
Not so, the White House shot back, as did one of Trump’s attorneys on Fox News Sunday.