Russian Federation investigation just beginning, Schiff says

Claudine Rigal
Juin 20, 2017

It's being led by professionals, a guy like Robert Mueller who is not a political guy, you know he's not a partisan guy.

"Politically, the people who don't like him still won't like him, and the people who support him will still support him". "So his legal team and the president responds".

But the sense of chaos around the White House is deepening. Sekulow said he "can't imagine" a scenario where the president would be under investigation and not know about it.

In a two-part tweet posted before 7 a.m., Trump wrote: "The Make America Great Again agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt".

Jamie Gorelick, Kushner's current lawyer, works at WilmerHale - the same firm Mueller worked at before Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel. And the answer, as I said yesterday, is no, ' Sekulow told the hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday morning.

The tweet sparked speculation that Trump may pull a nuclear option by firing Mueller and Rosenstein, a move senior aides have fervently advised against - given that it could provoke a constitutional crisis.

"I don't believe it's going to happen", Rubio said on CNN. "The president is not a subject or target of an investigation". The reason I ask you this is the memo that was written, the rationale by the deputy attorney general, did not discuss Russian Federation.

At best, it could further complicate Trump's efforts to pass a meaningful legislative agenda and ultimately his hopes of a successful presidency. "So that's the constitutional threshold question here".

Back in the present, the President's mood is fueling the sense of crisis. "I think that's a tough thing for a defense lawyer".

Both Coats and Rogers declined before the Senate intelligence committee earlier this month to answer questions about their conversations with Trump, but both said they had never felt urged by Trump to intervene in the Russian Federation probes. Comey has since said he suspects the circumstances of his firing will be scrutinized by Mueller, putting pressure on Trump's supporters to deny any illegal intent - critical to an obstruction of justice case.

He spoke on ABC's "This Week".

A member of the president's outside legal team said Sunday that Donald Trump is not under federal investigation, days after Trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the target of a "witch hunt".

"The fact of the matter is the president has not been and is not under investigation", Sekulow said on CBS' Face the Nation - in one of four interviews he gave on Sunday - adding that the president has not received any notification that he is being investigated.

"It was 141 characters".

"You just said he's being investigated", Wallace noted. "He's being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take by the agency who recommended the terminations!"

Law enforcement sources have told CNN that the special counsel is gathering information and considering whether there is evidence to launch a full scale obstruction investigation.

"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

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