Sean Spicer says Trump has confidence in Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein

Claudine Rigal
Juin 20, 2017

That tactic from Trump's lawyers and proxies has manifested itself in aggressively worded statements and television appearances aimed at warding off any legal threat from prosecutors — and persuading the American public the president isn't in legal jeopardy. If evidence to prove Trump-Russia collusion hasn't materialized yet, despite the best efforts of the intelligence community, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the mainstream media to find it, it seems highly unlikely that it will appear in the future.

Trump tweeted on Friday: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

"The way it works is that if you're appointed to serve at the pleasure of the president, then you serve at the pleasure of the president", Spicer said.

"No, he's not being investigated!"

Rep. Jim Himes, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence committee, says "we are a ways yet from being able to conclude anything" when it comes to his committee's investigation into Russia's actions in the 2016 election.

Attorney Jay Sekulow is defending President Donald Trump's use of social media, even though Sekulow himself has denied d, even though Trump's recent tweets. The President again called the Russian Federation probe a "witch hunt" over the weekend while a legal adviser tried to walk back Trump's admission Friday that he is under investigation. Comey alleges that Trump said, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go..."

"I do not appreciate you putting words in my mouth", Sekulow complained. Now, despite direct contradiction from the President himself, Trump's attorneys are saying he isn't being looked into.

So crystal clear that you literally contradicted yourself in consecutive sentences.

"The best thing that could happen for the president, and the country, is a full and credible investigation", Rubio said on CNN's State of the Union, adding that he has "no reason" to doubt Mueller and his investigation.

In May, ABC News reported that Rosenstein was displeased with the White House portrayal of FBI Director James Comey's firing as originating from him and was on the verge of resigning, according to an administration source.

Sekulow said that Trump, in his tweet, was reacting to a story in the Washington Post that was the first to report Mueller was examining whether Trump had tried to obstruct the probe by firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey in May.

Cuomo went on to say that Sekulow could very easily get the answers if he wanted them, implying that if he did call Mueller he might find Trump is actually under investigation, effectively blowing the White House talking point.

"There has been no notification from the special counsel's office that the president is under investigation". "The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired". 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. Maybe the end of the year.

"I can say categorically that the collusion, the cooperation aspect of the investigation is not over". Cuomo countered. "It's not like this White House is averse to making any kind of inquiries about the Russian Federation probe".

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