In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

President Trump Setting Up to Sack Robert Mueller

"That tweet was in response to a Washington Post story that ran with five unnamed sources", Sekulow said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union".

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is exploring changes to his personal legal team, given that his current attorney has ties to special counsel Robert Mueller, The New York Times reported.

The President and his allies have declared open season on Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the probe.

Sekulow, the chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, was responding to Trump's tweet on Friday morning, in which he wrote: "I am being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, by the man who told me to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director".

Should Rosenstein recuse himself from the FBI investigation into Russian election interference, collusion with the Trump campaign, and obstruction of justice, his oversight duties would fall to Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, who was sworn in just a few weeks ago. The message apparently referred to Rosenstein, whose role leading the federal investigation has become increasingly complicated. Trump already fired James Comey and admitted on national television that the Russian Federation investigation influenced his decision, which is why he's reportedly facing an obstruction of justice probe.

Jay Sekulow, Trump's latest member of the legal team, said on CBS's Face the Nation that the 45th President of the United States of America "has not been and is not" under any investigation whatsoever. With leaks about the expanding investigation being spoon-fed to anti-Trump media and with Mueller's hiring spree including Democratic donors, the president has reason to suspect he's being set up for a fall.

As for the issue of that other interesting tweet, where the President implied he has tapes of his meetings with various people in which he discusses not being under investigation: "This issue will be addressed in due course and I suspect next week".

"The fact of the matter is, the president has not been and is not under investigation". It also sent a letter to Comey asking for any notes or memos.

Attorney Jay Sekulow is defending President Donald Trump's use of social media, even though Sekulow himself has denied d, even though Trump's recent tweets.

Any confirmation that Mueller has expanded the investigation to consider whether the President obstructed justice with the Comey firing would carry no guarantee of a guilty finding.

What a tumultuous week in the world of politics: James Comey testifies before a key Senate panel.

And Senate Intelligence Committee member Angus King, an independent from ME, stressed that the probe will likely last for a long time.

Senator Angus K of ME said, "A lot of people have asked, when will we be done?" The denial comes days after Trump appeared to confirm he is being investigated, sending a tweet complaining that he is the target of a "witch hunt".

Top aides and allies have urged the president to stay off Twitter.

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