Sekulow also points to testimony from former FBI Director James Comey, who told the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference into the 2016 presidential elections that he, himself, had told Trump he was not under investigation.
The New York Times reported Monday that Corallo's recent tweets have included praise for Mueller and a suggestion that Vice President Mike Pence should be the Republican nominee in 2020.
"And the fact that the president can fire someone for good cause, or can fire someone with no cause, doesn't mean that he can fire someone for malicious cause".
Trump is under pressure to reveal whether he has any tape recordings of private conversations with Comey.
"The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt".
"It looks like we have got a simmering tea kettle here, and the President seems to be testing the waters about whether he ought to go ahead and fire Robert Mueller", said Richard Ben-Veniste, former Watergate prosecutor.
If the Post story turns out to be real news, what we will have is an investigation of an impossible crime being conducted by a special counsel who is burdened by severe conflicts and supervised by another conflicted official. "And I think the answer is they want to lay the foundation to discredit whatever Bob Mueller comes up with".
But it would deal a political blow to the White House in the battle of perception, since the idea that Trump is not under investigation has been at the centerpiece of his administration's defense strategy. Politico reported last Saturday the White House plans to work with Republicans in the House to make changes to the bill, which curbs Trump's ability to ease penalties against Russian Federation. Russian officials have denied meddling in the US election.
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said, "The FBI is going to do its job".
On 16 June 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation notified us that a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for memos that fired FBI Director James Comey wrote after one-on-one meetings with President Donald Trump had been denied.
Ironically, there is a viable case for obstruction of justice to be asserted against Comey, which stands in contrast to the questionable Post story on purported obstruction of justice investigation of the president.
During his exchange with anchor Chris Wallace, Jay Sekulow twice complained about Trump being under investigation, then clarified that expressing frustration about Trump being under investigation does not amount to a concession that the president actually is being investigated.although he might be. Running for president, he took a swipe August 8 at a just-released unemployment number, saying, "This 5 percent figure is one of the biggest hoaxes in modern American politics".
Facing increased scrutiny over his role in the ongoing investigation into Russian election meddling, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein still has the confidence of President Donald Trump, according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
And Senate Intelligence Committee member Angus King, an independent from ME, stressed that the probe will likely last for a long time.