Sean Spicer says Trump has confidence in Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein

Cheryl Sanders
June 20, 2017

When Trump fired Comey last month just as the investigation into ties between the Trump administration and Russian election hacking heated up, rumors soared about whether the president's firing of the nation's top law enforcement official rose to obstruction of justice - a claim for which the FBI may or may not be investigation Trump.

Mueller, who was tasked with overseeing the investigation last month, and his team are now assessing former FBI Director James Comey's recent testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, reviewing Comey's memos documenting his encounters with the president, and preparing to interview certain administration officials-like Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers regarding press accounts of comments the President allegedly made to them about the Russian Federation probe.

"That tweet was in response to a Washington Post story that ran with five unnamed sources", Sekulow said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union".

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser may be getting new legal representation as the special counsel investigation into Russia's election meddling heats up. Then he bounced up on "Fox News Sunday", informing Chris Wallace that Trump, in fact, "is being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take".


In any case, that's it. Mueller is interviewing some people about Trump's firing of James Comey, but Trump has not been notified that he's under investigation. Trump confirmed that he was over Twitter, dismissing the inquiry as a witch hunt. But Trump has also said he had chose to fire Comey before Rosenstein wrote a memo recommended him.

This backs up what we noted in this space on Thursday, that just because Mueller is talking to administration officials who might be involved in a possible investigation doesn't mean there is one.

Trump's first full Cabinet meetings are ringing loudly across the political internet as a new age King Lear livestream, a sycophancy competition where grown men and women, billionaires and four star generals fawned on the leader "who's keeping his word to the American people" while the cameras whirred.

Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally, said the president's tweet seemingly acknowledging that he's under investigation wasn't helpful.


Prior to being fired, Comey had informed Trump that he was not, himself, a target of the FBI Russia investigation. He says that President Donald Trump, Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and Democratic lawmakers should not be presuming an outcome. (In fact, I had a positive experience dealing with Mike Flynn when he was a colleague as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency at the beginning of my term at Federal Bureau of Investigation.) I did not say I would "let this go".

The lawyer also suggested Twitter's character limit may be partly to blame.

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At best, it could further complicate Trump's efforts to pass a meaningful legislative agenda and ultimately his hopes of a successful presidency.


The Trump White House responded in a predictable pattern: official denial by Trump's communication team, followed by official confirmation from Trump himself. He said it could be done "maybe by the end of the year".

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