In a heated interview on “Fox News Sunday”, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow insisted – as he did on the other Sunday political talk shows – that the president was not under criminal investigation, despite reporting from The Washington Post and the president’s own tweet that suggested he was a target of the investigation.
Sekulow told “Fox News Sunday” and three other shows that Trump’s tweet was based exclusively on a Washington Post report, and he insisted Trump wasn’t under investigation.
What Sekulow told Wallace was ominous because it laid out how Trump may try to remove the special counsel.
Next Sekulow moved on to “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace (below), where he faced questions about. President Donald Trump complaining about a “witch hunt” consisting of an official investigation of him, for obstruction of justice. ADVERTISEMENTLast week, multiple reports said special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections has expanded to include allegations that Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey, who had been leading the investigation. “Let me be clear here”, said, a member of the president’s legal team, on NBC’s “Meet The Press“. Using this logic, Trump could fire the deputy attorney general and get rid of the special counsel tomorrow, and his view his actions would be justified under the Constitution.
According to a source familiar with the situation, the White House reached out to CBS News on Thursday and asked if the network would be interested in a Sunday morning interview with Sekulow.
“Because we’ve received no notice of investigation”.
“Comey talking about whether or not the president is under investigation has nothing to do with dealing with now with Mueller, who, common sense, if nothing else, is looking at whether the circumstances surrounding the firing of Comey”, Cuomo said. In fact, to the contrary. “So I appreciate you trying to rephrase it, but I’m just being really direct with you, Chris”.
But a former federal prosecutor, Brad Simon, told The Post those assertions were “somewhat fanciful”. He said Trump’s tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation, but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post.
TIME Magazine named Sekulow one of the “25 Most Influential Evangelicals” in America in 2005 and the National Law Journal twice named him one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers” in the United States. “That’s the the long-established practice of the Justice Department”.