Attorney: Trump Not Under Investigation

Posted June 20, 2017

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.

Now, is there plenty of evidence, from Trump's private and public statements, that he dislikes the Russian Federation inquiry in general and considers it a politically-motivated sham?

It's not that Trump is ignorant of the protocols and customs which rule the wink and nod environment of Washington, D.C. He's aware of them; he just doesn't give a damn about them.

It's also an oversimplification to say he's being investigated for firing Comey. To make it even more hard, their client's public statements often threaten to undercut their work.

TRUMP: "Effective immediately, I am canceling the previous administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba." - remarks in Miami on Friday. "In fact, to the contrary", Sekulow said on CBS's Face the Nation. King said the "collusion, the cooperation aspect of the investigation is not over".

Challenged on "Fox News Sunday" about the issue, Sekulow said he could not be certain Trump was not under investigation but that no one had notified the legal team if that was the case.

On Monday, though, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway advised the public to not pay attention to the words in the tweet, because even though Trump appeared to fully admit that's he's being investigated, Conway said, well, he's not. The president took action on that recommendation, now the president is being investigated by the Department of Justice.

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...

Were Trump's apparent confessions that he fired Comey to relieve the pressure he felt from the Russian Federation investigation enough to warrant a new investigation of Trump for obstruction of justice?

Here's what you need to know. 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. Trump raised the possibility of tapes existing in a tweet directed at Comey in early June, after firing him. That may be an understandable approach in such a high-profile matter, though not always an advisable one. President Donald Trump, whose combative instincts are to lash out and not retreat, has given his legal team a clear direction: fight, fight, fight.

"No answer is probably the most troubling answer in criminal defense", Cohen said. "When you became a sort of talking head and spokesperson - a PR person basically - you lose credibility and you confuse your role". I don't think that tweet helped him. "I hope you can let this go".

The Secret Service denied the agency has tapes in response to an Freedom of Information Act request by the New York Times, saying, "There are no records pertaining to your request".

"The man" the President was referring to is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein, who authored a scathing critique of the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director's handling of the Clinton email case. Well known in the Manhattan business circles that Trump inhabits, Kasowitz has a reputation as a bare-knuckles court brawler.

"They want to lay the foundation to discredit whatever Bob Mueller comes up with", Schiff said on ABC.

But so far, Sekulow's short tenure as Trump's personal defender on TV hasn't been so smooth.

The White House phone system operates on a voice-over internet protocol, which basically stores all White House phone calls as digital files on a server so an automated process can generate a transcript of those calls so they can be reviewed, according to Perlstein. He also represented Sen.