Trump attorney says president not under investigation despite his tweets

The investigation has taken a serious turn in recent days, raising the clear possibility that whether Mueller finds wrongdoing or not, a period of political stress and upheaval is inevitable.

Earlier, Rosenstein had authored an extensive and publicly-released memorandum recommending former FBI-chief James Comey's firing.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for the Mueller team, declined to comment.Barak Cohen, a former Justice Department lawyer and now a defense attorney specializing 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.He said, however, that Sekulow's comments could mean the White House was taking the position that no investigation exists until Mueller's team officially confirms it, disregarding any media reports based on anonymous sourcing.Cohen said the first official communication that a target is under investigation typically comes when prosecutors begin requesting documents and other evidence.

On Friday, Trump tweeted that he was being "investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" 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. "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations", Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said. The White House used a memo he wrote to justify Trump's decision to fire Comey, but Trump's firing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director may now be part of the probe.

A member of the president's outside legal team says Donald Trump is not under federal investigation.

Gorelick, the report said, has urged Kushner to consider other representation, which could either supplement or replace Gorelick's team, the report added.

Gorelick is a partner at the WilmerHale law firm.

Thanks for confirming the obstruction investigation, Mr. President
Mueller has reportedly already scheduled interviews with several senior intelligence officials. Comey testified last week that he also felt pressured to drop the Flynn probe.

ABC News reported that, in fact, Mueller had not decided yet whether to investigate the president.

"Witch hunt' is how Trump characterizes the probe into Russia's election interference and possible ties to his campaign associates".

Senator Marco Rubio, who lost the Republican primary election to Trump, called for a "full and credible investigation". He says that President Donald Trump, Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and Democratic lawmakers should not be presuming an outcome.

The president suggested on Twitter that he may have taped those conversations.

The committee sent a bipartisan letter this month to White House counsel Don McGahn seeking an answer by this Friday. Schiff said if the panel can't get an answer then he believes a subpoena will be needed.

But the more frustrated that Trump gets, the more he often hurts himself politically. Schiff cited the fact that the president at one meeting "cleared the room" of advisers and asked to speak to Comey alone.

Trump has hinted that he may have taped conversations with Comey - in which the ex-FBI chief says the president pressured him for his loyalty and on the Russian Federation investigation while also urging him to drop a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

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"That signifies this president knew all too well that it was inappropriate", Schiff said.

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.

Angus King, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, estimated that investigators are just 20% into their probe, which could last for months.

The Justice Department has said Muller's work at the firm does not disqualify him from leading the investigation.

Sekulow claimed the president is not spending a lot of time composing the tweets, but defended them as a means of speaking directly to voters, saying "he's responding to what he's seeing in the media in a way in which he thinks is appropriate to talk to those people that put him in office".

While aides have advised Trump to stay off Twitter, the president continued to weigh in Sunday as he spent the weekend at Camp David, the government-owned presidential retreat in Maryland.

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