Lawyer says Trump not under investigation in spite of tweet

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".

A personal attorney for Donald Trump is insisting that the President is not under investigation.

"I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time", Trump said. But Trump has also said he had made a decision to fire Comey before Rosenstein wrote a memo recommended him. Comey did tell Trump he was not personally under investigation, but that was before the director was sacked.

Sekulow said that Trump has not been notified of any investigation. Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and has expansive powers to probe any matters that develop from his initial investigation. However, Rosenstein still has authority over Mueller.

A United States official who is familiar with the rough outlines of the probe and who spoke on condition of anonymity told Reuters on Thursday that Mueller was also examining whether Trump or others tried to interfere with the investigation. He also claimed he is being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey by "the man" who asked him to take that step. He has no idea whether Trump is or isn't under investigation by special prosecutor Robert Mueller. CBS News confirmed late last month that Kushner is under scrutiny in the probe into Russian election meddling. Cuomo also challenged Sekulow's claim that the president is above legal reproach for obstruction of justice in his firing of Comey, noting that the question has never before been litigated.

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Asked if exploring obstruction under Trump would be part of the probe, Feinstein said, "I think whether it includes it or not, people look for it. 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". 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.

The two leaders of the panel have both been frustrated that key witnesses have testified before the Senate intelligence committee - rather than their panel - and both have warned that Comey in particular could face a subpoena if he does not agree to testify before Judiciary.

Senator Angus K of ME said, "A lot of people have asked, when will we be done?" It showed up again on the President's Twitter page when he said that the "distraction of the witch hunt" would not divert him from his Make America Great mission.

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

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