Trump lawyer defends his use of social media

"He's not afraid of the investigation - there is no investigation", Sekulow said, adding, "there is not an investigation of the President of the United States, period".

SEKULOW: Well, look, I - I can't imagine the scenario where the president would - would not be aware of it.

Trump's tweet was most likely in reference to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, whose memo he cited as justification for firing Comey, and who had appointed Mueller as special counsel. He said a Friday tweet from Trump was specifically directed at a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling. Mueller may yet look into the president's behavior to see if any obstruction occurred, but he won't open a criminal investigation unless he's pretty damn sure of his grounds.

"Political interference with an ongoing investigation, regardless of what the President's lawyer may say, could make the President a target, a subject, a person of interest", Blumenthal said. Maybe Trump (with his tweet) and Sekulow (with his on-air comments) were trying to describe a hypothetical scenario, responding to circumstances that could, but don't, exist.

The interviews suggest that Mueller sees the question of attempted obstruction of justice as more than just a "he said, he said" dispute between the president and the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director, an official said.

Here's what he told Chris Wallace: "That tweet, Chris, was in response to the Washington Post story that alleged that five unnamed sources, anonymous sources, leaked to the Washington Post that the president was, in fact, under investigation".




Another is, indeed, the possibility that Trump may have obstructed justice in his repeated efforts to quash the investigation.

Multiple sources tell People's Pundit Daily (PPD) that Mr. Mueller hasn't decided on the scope of the investigation, let alone whether it will eventually include President Trump. As Rachel noted on Friday's show, the White House balked soon after, arguing that just because the president wrote, "I am being investigated", it doesn't mean he's being investigated.

To defend their precarious legal perch, Sekulow and crew have been reduced to slipping into their argument a statement that Trump hasn't been informed of any formal investigation. To make it even more hard, their client's public statements often threaten to undercut their work. "We're going to get the full truth out there, and I repeat, I believe that is the best thing that can happen for the president and for this administration", Rubio told NBC's "Meet the Press".

Chaos unfurls in Washington as Trump continues to be at odds with his legal team, often tweeting out information about the probe that his lawyers have to dismiss or walk back. That's it. That's all that Jay Sekulow knows.

In sworn testimony on Capitol Hill, Coats and Rogers declined to speak about their conversations with the president - though it is doubtful they had any legal right to keep mum.

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