Trump Lawyer Denies President Is Under Investigation, Despite Tweet

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A lawyer for Donald Trump said on Sunday that the president is not under investigation for firing former FBI director James Comey, contradicting a tweet that Trump sent on Friday that seemed to confirm a report from the Washington Post

Attorney Jay Sekulow spoke with Jake Tapper on CNN to attempt to clear up any miscommunication caused by Trump’s tweet.

“Let me be clear — the president’s not under investigation, as James Comey said in his testimony, that the president was not the target of investigation on three different occasions,” Sekulow said. “The president is not a subject or target of an investigation. That tweet was in response to a Washington Post story that ran with five unnamed sources — without identifying the agencies they represented — saying that the special council had brought down his investigation to include the president. We’ve had no indication of that.”


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When asked why Trump would verify false reports, Sekulow defended his client, adding, “There should be no confusion, no confusion. The president is not under investigation.”

Trump previously admitted in an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt days after Comey’s May 9 ousting that the ongoing Russia investigation influenced his decision to terminate the director. Robert Mueller, who served as FBI director before Comey, later took over the investigation. Comey, who testified before Congress last week, indicated that he told Trump on multiple occasions, upon the president’s insistence, that he was not under investigation during the Russia probe.

Jake Tapper’s full CNN interview with Donald Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow can be seen below:

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  1. 2015…two years ago this month Donald Trump launched his campaign to become president of the United States with a speech at Trump Towers in Manhattan. (He thought his chances were slim, and that he would be out of the race by October of 2015…who knew? He didn’t.) Be careful of what you wish for.

  2. cowgirldiva says:

    I LOVE the way President Trump can communicate with us one-to-one via his tweets..!! In my opinion, he should keep on doing what he is doing..!! He’s the President and he’s doing a wonderful job and I can guarantee you the United States of America is BETTER because of President Trump..!!

    God Bless America

  3. EK says:

    These people couldn’t organize a beer festival in a brewery! Lawyers, lies and lunacy.

  4. Steve says:

    Well, Sekulow has a lot of experience being a mouthpiece for the Christian Right. So, he’s a practiced and enthusiastic liar.

  5. Michael Anthony says:

    So, his tweets are FAKE NEWS?

    Don’t but it for a minute. Comeys akways carefully said he wasnt under investigstion at certsin times. Including up until the day he was fired. Given what theyve dug up on him since, he’s definitely under investigation.

  6. The President’s relationship with TWITTER needs to be evaluated. He is his own worst enemy and is spending way to much time on Twitter instead of running our country! So many Americans are praying that he realizes the needs of the average American and not the 1/2 of 1%.

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