Monday, 19 June 2017
Trump's lawyer, Jay Sekulow says Trump is NOT under investigation
One of President Trump’s lawyers has refuted reports the president is under investigation for obstruction of justice.
Jay Sekulow, a member of Trump’s legal team, told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday that “the president is not under investigation by the special counsel.” He was commenting on a Washington Post report from last week that cited anonymous sources as saying special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is investigating Trump for obstruction of justice during the ongoing Russia probe. Sekulow also disputed Trump’s Twitter comments from Friday, in which the president explicitly said, “I’m being investigated.” In a separate interview with Fox News Sunday, Sekulow appeared to alter his statement, at one point saying, “he's being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and deputy attorney general are recommending him to take.” When asked about the seemingly contradictory statement, Sekulow said he did not appreciate host Chris Wallace “putting words in my mouth.”