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.
In midst of developing reports that President Donald Trump is under investigation by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, the President has added a legal voice who is a familiar presence on conservative media. A thorough analysis of the situation provides only this: The nation’s most secretive and bureaucratic law enforcement and spying agencies- FBI, CIA, NSA- have produced vague reports declaring that the election system of the most powerful nation in the world was undermined by social media sh*t stirrers and some hacked emails that were never very secure in the first place.
Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and has expansive powers to probe any matters that develop from his initial investigation.
During his testimony, Comey detailed multiple meetings, one in which he said he felt the President was pressuring him to back off investigating Flynn.
Friday is the deadline set by the House Intelligence Committee for the White House to produce “any White House recordings or memoranda of Comey’s conversations with President Trump (that) now exist or have in the past”.
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.
But it would deal a political blow to the White House in the battle of perception, since the idea that Trump is not under investigation has been at the centerpiece of his administration’s defense strategy.
The attorney did the rounds on the morning shows on Sunday, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union“, where he argued Trump is not under investigation, despite the President tweeting “I am being investigated” last week. Mueller wants to explore if, in fact, Trump asked each of them to pressure James Comey into dropping his FBI investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials on the 2016 presidential election. “No, he’s not being investigated”, the president’s lawyer said.
And Senate intelligence committee member Sen. So technically, Trump is correct: The man who wrote the memo endorsing Comey’s removal has authorized an investigation that is reportedly probing whether that removal somehow constituted a felony.
Maybe not coincidentally, Trump has a deadline of the end of this week to turn over to the House Intel Committee all memos about, and any tapes of, conversations with Comey.
“They want to lay the foundation to discredit whatever Bob Mueller comes up with”, Schiff said on ABC.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders last week said Trump had “no intention” of firing Mueller, although “the president has the right to”. Comey said he took this “hope”, coming from the president of the United States, as a direction.
And Senate Intelligence Committee member Angus King, an independent from ME, stressed that the probe will likely last for a long time. He’s not even an attorney with any specialty in litigating the particular legal privileges of a president.
“The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt”, Trump tweeted on Sunday.