In any case, that’s it. Mueller is interviewing some people about Trump’s firing of James Comey, but Trump has not been notified that he’s under investigation.
Sekulow renewed the suggestion that Trump fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director at the recommendation of the deputy attorney general. Mr Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and has powers to probe any matters that develop from his initial investigation.
So the president is not under investigation.
Sekulow is so certain that Trump is under investigation that even when he’s trying to do damage control over two Freudian slips that confirm Trump is under investigation, Sekulow releases another Freudian slip, beginning to reference the inves…never mind…
President Trump’s personal attorney insists the president is not a target of the FBI’s Russian Federation investigation.
James Quarles, an assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, donated more than 10 times to Democratic PAC’s over the last 30 years, for presidential candidates Michael Dukakis, Al Gore, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton.
What has Trump himself said? During his exchange with anchor Chris Wallace, Jay Sekulow twice complained about Trump being under investigation, then clarified that expressing frustration about Trump being under investigation does not amount to a concession that the president actually is being investigated.although he might be.
“One thing we’ve learned I think from the testimony of multiple people now is the President’s pretty fired up about this, OK?”
Add to those apparent political leanings the Special Counsel’s potentially limitless spending – paid out of DOJ’s budget. Vast amounts of allegedly damaging material have been leaked about “contacts” between Trump supporters and Russians in the last few months.
But Trump’s attorneys, with their own unconventional backgrounds, face a challenging task especially against seasoned lawyers working with former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Mueller’s office has taken up that work, and the preliminary interviews scheduled with intelligence officials indicate that his team is actively pursuing potential witnesses inside and outside the government.
“There is literally nothing in Sekulow’s professional background (other than perhaps simply having a law degree) which would suit him to the very specific legal task of defending a sitting president from legal jeopardy”. “That’s the constitutional threshold question here”.
In a statement, Gorelick says that after the appointment of the special counsel, she advised Kushner “to obtain the independent advice of a lawyer with appropriate experience as to whether he should continue with us”.
Mueller’s investigators have asked for information and will talk to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers, according to a source familiar with the matter.