Trump lawyer: President not under investigation in Russian Federation probe

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Trump lawyer: President not under investigation in Russian Federation probe

President Donald Trump angrily decried as a "distraction" the "witch hunt" against him Sunday, as his lawyer insisted the U.S. leader was not under criminal investigation in the sweeping probe of Russian meddling in American elections.

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

President Donald Trump kicked off the weekend with a tweet announcing, "I'm being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director by the man who told me to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director".

He also cited the testimony from former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate intelligence committee, in which Comey said he had told Trump he was not under investigation in the months leading up to his May 9 firing. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, that said, in part, "it should be obvious to everyone that this is a political favor from President Trump to a few influential members of congress who have never set foot in Cuba and who represent a tiny minority of the American people".

A statement from Ms Gorelick said: 'After the appointment of our former partner Robert Mueller as special counsel, we advised Mr. Kushner to obtain the independent advice of a lawyer with appropriate experience as to whether he should continue with us as his counsel'.

A member of Donald Trump's legal team has denied the USA president's own assertion that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice.

The president has denied that he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation and has also disputed that he's attempted to block the investigation into his campaign's possible role in Russia's election-related hacking. Marco Rubio, (R- Fla.), who said he discussed the probe with Trump on Friday.

The Post article debates Trump's motives and Rubio's as far as their relationship goes, but concluded that the senator seems "in awe" of the president.

"He, from every pronouncement we have seen, feels very strongly that he did nothing wrong, and he wants people to say that, because he feels very strongly about it. And instead of attacking Trump, Rubio seemed nearly in awe of being around him". I really, truly believe that. "And the best thing that can happen for everybody, the president, the country, our institutions [of] the government, is for a full and thorough and credible investigation that reveals everything". Angus King of ME, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats.

"One way or the other, we need an answer", Schiff said on ABC's "This Week" yesterday.

They said Sekulow's denials were not so much a legal argument as an effort to fix the political damage from the apparent admission by Trump. This is a very complex matter, involving thousands of pages of intelligence documents, lots of witnesses.

"So his legal team and the president responds", Sekulow said on NBC.

On Sunday, Trump again called the investigation a "witch hunt".

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