The Trump team's spin about the Russian Federation probe sinks deeper into absurdity

Posted June 20, 2017

President Donald Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow got a surprise on Monday's "Fox & Friends" when the usually Trump-friendly program peppered their guest with questions about the president's tweets.

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.

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

"There has been no notification from the special counsel's office that the president is under investigation", he said.

"There is an audience for that, and the base is important when you're under fire", Confessore said. He said Trump's tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation, but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post.

After the Fox News anchor pressed Sekulow over whether Trump was going to fire deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein and Mueller, Sekulow attempted to end the line of questioning. "You are entitled to your own opinions, but as Ronald Reagan said, facts are facts".

Sekulow renewed the suggestion that Trump fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director at the recommendation of the deputy attorney general.

"No Chris, I said that the inve-any...let me be crystal clear so you completely understand". "So he's being investigated for taking the action the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take by the agency that recommended the determination". "That is protected under the constitution". "I don't tell him what to write or not write", Sekulow said.

"Well then, don't tell me what I'm trying to do, because you don't know what I'm trying to do", Wallace replied. Sekulow again repeated that he can not read minds.