Angry Trump decries witch hunt against him

Donald Trump's lawyer contradicts President's claim that he is under investigation

Donald Trump's lawyer contradicts President's claim that he is under investigation

But on Sunday, one of Trump's legal team members Jay Sekulow told NBC's Meet the Press that the president was not being investigated, and the the report is false.

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer said on Sunday (June 18) that Trump is not under investigation in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, a statement that appeared to contradict a comment Trump himself made on Twitter last week.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) said Friday that Congress would come together and "begin impeachment proceedings" against President Trump if he fired special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. "The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking info to the Washington Post", he said.

Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Sunday defended President Donald Trump and his administration's apparent lack of concern about Russia's interference in last year's election, saying the president "has a right to his opinion".

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And he certainly doesn't intend to slow down any time soon. "I still feel fresh", he added. So there's still a lot to improve and a lot to work on, but I'm looking forward to it".

Barak Cohen, a former Justice Department lawyer and now a defence attorney specialising in white-collar crime and investigations, said there was no requirement that the special counsel notify Trump he was under investigation, so the lack of such notice meant nothing.

A source familiar with the Robert Mueller probe said on Thursday that investigators would have to gather a large amount of evidence before an interview with the president would be warranted. Sekulow also said the Washington Post article is fake news. "So that - nothing has changed in that regard since James Comey's testimony". Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee last Tuesday, Sessions said that while "it appears" that Russian officials sought to influence the US electoral process, his knowledge of the matter was confined to "what I read in the paper". And the next day, I called [reporter] Mike Schmidt, and I told him I had additional information for him.

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. The committee also sent a letter to Comey asking for any notes or memos.

For its part, the Post is not backing down on its reporting. But Trump later acknowledged that he had already made up his mind to fire Comey before receiving the Rosenstein recommendation and that he dismissed Comey because of "this Russia thing", believing that the probe of Russian interference in the election was an excuse being used by Democrats to explain Clinton's stunning upset loss.

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The Twitter attacks came as Vice-President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight of the probe given his own role in Comey's firing.

Several White House officials and Trump associates insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the president's views of the unfolding investigation.

Trump himself has repeatedly denounced the investigation as a "witch hunt", though it is his own actions which more accurately fit the term. Angus King, an independent from ME, stressed that the probe will likely last for a long time.

Earlier this month, Rosenstein told The Associated Press that "if anything that I did winds up being relevant to his investigation then, as Director Mueller and I discussed, if there's a need from me to recuse, I will". This is a very complex matter, involving thousands of pages of intelligence documents, lots of witnesses. Schiff spoke on ABC's "This Week " and King spoke on NBC. He then stated again that Trump was not being investigated.

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