The president actually tweeted that he was under investigation and once again called it a “witch hunt.” But Trump’s attorney, Jay Sekulow, was adamant on Sunday that the president is not under investigation.
“Let me be clear here,” said Jay Sekulow, a member of the president’s legal team, on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” “The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction.”
On Friday, the president tweeted, “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt.” Sekulow claimed in multiple interviews this weekend that the president wasn’t referring to an actual investigation but a news report about an investigation. “The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking information to the Washington Post,” he said. This all led to a Post report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation now included a focus on whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice.
The president’s lawyer said that Trump is “responding to what he’s seeing in the media in a way in which he thinks is appropriate to talk to those people that put him in office. 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 also appeared on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” where he said that he is so confident that there isn’t any investigation into the president because they have not received any notification from the special counsel’s office.
President Trump released a load of tweets on Sunday morning, again writing that the “witch hunt” is a distraction from the rest of his priorities: “The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt. Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm,…..massive regulation cuts, 36 new legislative bills signed, great new S.C.Justice, and Infrastructure, Healthcare and Tax Cuts in works!”
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) referenced the president’s passion on Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” saying, “one thing we’ve learned from the testimony of multiple people now is the president is pretty fired up about this” and doesn’t believe that he did anything wrong. And the president “wants people to say that,” he said.
Rubio, who is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is also investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, maintained continued progress in getting to the bottom of these issues. “This is going to move forward,” he said. “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, is for everything to come out. And I believe that it will.”
So who do you believe? Do you believe Sukelow, or do you think the president is under investigation by Mueller’s special counsel?
Credit: NBC News