Trump Lawyer: "The President Is Not Under Investigation For Obstruction"

On Friday morning, when Trump lashed out at what appeared to be Rod Rosenstein on Twitter, many took his statement as confirmation of last week's WaPo report that Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt."

On Sunday, however, Trump's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow made the media rounds to explain that Trump's tweet was not an admission, and that Trump is not under investigation in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, adding that the president has not received any notification that he is being investigated.

Speaking on NBC's Meet The Press, Sekulow said "the president is not under investigation by the special counsel. The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources that were purportedly leaking information to The Washington Post about a potential investigation of the president. But the president, as James Comey said in his testimony and as we know as of today, the president has not been and is not under investigation... let me be very clear here: the president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction."

Todd then asked "if the president is innocent, why is he afraid of this investigation?" to which Sekulow's response: "he's not afraid of the investigation. There is no investigation."

Sekulow later said that Trump was merely reacting to the Washington Post story. "The fact of the matter is the president has not been and is not under investigation," Sekulow said on CBS' "Face the Nation," one of four political shows where he appeared on Sunday.

"There has been no notification from the special counsel’s office that the president is under investigation," Sekulow said.

In other words according to Trump's lawyer, the tweet in question was just a snyde response to WaPo, if not a confirmation of the WaPo story. Which means that Trump will likely follow up with more tweets explaining the confusion that his earlier tweet had sowed even as just prior to Trump's tweet, Rod Rosenstein said not to trust reports based on "anonymous officials".

"Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials,' particularly when they do not identify the country — let alone the branch or agency of government — with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.

Of course, Trump may well be under investigation, however he has simply not been notified yet.

On Sunday, Trump once again lashed out at what he has called an ongoing "Witch Hunt" against him, tweeting "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt. Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm,.."

Comments

Insurrexion grunk Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:18 Permalink

No comment is necessary.If the Deep State takes this President down,there will be blood.  Their blood.They knows this.The difference between us and the left wing shitheads is simple.We know how to shoot and we don't fucking miss.

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macholatte bamawatson Sun, 06/18/2017 - 12:55 Permalink

 We know how to shoot and we don't fucking miss.Bravado Bullshit!What are you waiting for, an engraved invitation delivered on a silver platter?Nobody fucks with the lefties. They are immune and they know it.Has anybody taken out a reporter, a celebrity, a writer, a broadcaster, a politician, a bankster or a community organizer?Go on back to your hole to count your ammo and keep your fantasies to yourself.

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SixIsNinE macholatte Sun, 06/18/2017 - 14:15 Permalink

exactly - for the baseball Sandernista shooter event to have no retaliation,

then,

..."Nobody fucks with the lefties. They are immune and they know it.
Has anybody taken out a reporter, a celebrity, a writer, a broadcaster, a politician, a bankster or a community organizer?
Go on back to your hole to count your ammo and keep your fantasies to yourself."

well put....

as you were

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TheLastTrump Insurrexion Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:27 Permalink

Which of course would bring on martial law in this country & then the Obama appointed generals can finally act as instructed. You think the emplanted deep state is bad now, just wait until they get to take off their Constitutional gloves. There's a reason why so many of these slimy fucks have come out into the open, they're in endgame territory now.  If they can't get the right to begin shooting people they'll go with Muslim terrorists hitting the internet & power nodes in the Bay Area. Or Nork EMP or?? PS- If we did get EMP'd, who's to say it was or wasn't the Norks? The same people who claim verified Russian meddling in our 2016 elections, that's who. 

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Insurrexion TheLastTrump Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:35 Permalink

Sure.That is a possible scenario.That is why we are preparing for any scenario.We are downloading important, necessary information off of the internet for when it goes down and when wireless goes down for good.We have food and water, arms and ammunition to last a year.We have a list of who the Deep State is, who their families are, where they are.We also know that any EMP would take out the coastal cities (libtard central) and the dependent welfare cunts first.  Have at it muther fuckers.We are ready.

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NAV Insurrexion Sun, 06/18/2017 - 13:27 Permalink

Dr. A. H. Krieg confirms your demographic analysis: “[W]hen animals are crowded together they behave irrationally. Humans apparently are subject to the same behavioral patterns. Clinton won the large population centers: NYC, Chicago, Detroit, SF, LA, New England, DC and the Democrat party became the coastal and border party.” Likewise, voter maps show that the “highest crime counties are all Democrat.” Wrote Krieg in Cause and Effect of the 2016 Election: “Further revelations are that those counties (cities) which have the most stringent gun control laws have the highest murder rates, and ‘sanctuary cities’ have higher crime rates than non-sanctuary cities, and all of these have been run by Democrat administrations for decades. Financially all these Democrat cities are bankrupt and their pension plans are so far under water that the likelihood of bailout or payout to union members is non-existent.“The ten worst run and highest crime cities in America are Detroit, Memphis, Oakland, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Cleveland, Stockton, Indianapolis, and Kansas City, KS. All are Democrat run, all voted for Clinton by majority.”

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Insurrexion NAV Sun, 06/18/2017 - 13:41 Permalink

Nice work NAV.We all know this is the sad truth.The border towns are also where the Democrats recruit immigrants to their sickly ranks.A very old practice.You might have added Chicago (Chiraq) to the list of worst run and highest crime cities. So, do we let them kill each other and ruin their once great cities in bankruptcy and poverty?mercy terminate the survivors?and rebuild after the civil war is over?

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Chupacabra-322 Insurrexion Sun, 06/18/2017 - 13:13 Permalink

“These people are playing with matches… I don’t think they understand the scope and scale of the wildfire they are flirting with. They are fucking around with a civil war that could last a decade and cause millions of deaths… and the sad truth is that 95% of the problems we have in this country could be solved tomorrow, by noon… simply by dragging 100 people out in the street and shooting them in the fucking head.”

And lemme tell ya, he had the list… he rattled off 25 or 30 names of well-known, prominent politicians, mostly Democrats, but a few Republicans, several members of the current Cabinet, a couple of Obama’s “czars”, a couple of figures from the Bush administration and the Republican establishment, several media company executives and on-camera newscasters, reporters, and pundits, a couple of people who are active in leftist politics but not in elected office… he had obviously thought about this to some degree already.

http://taxicabdepressions.com/?p=1193

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HRClinton grunk Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:32 Permalink

If you want to go on offense, you need to feed 'leaks' to WaPo and NYC, that the following are under investigation by the FBI:Clinton Foundation members, John Podesta, Loretta Lynch, Jim Comey. Warrants are imminent for some.This is due to further review of old evidence, and new evidence that is coming to light.Get popcorn, sit back and enjoy.

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DuneCreature Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:15 Permalink

Want to bet, Jay?

Trump could trump is way out of this so easy if he would just sent the US Marine Corp to the DoJ and Hoover Building and make some arrests for treason and sedition.

He would have popular support in the bag. .. Hell, the people would declare that day "National Trump Day" for the rest of the life of empire.

Ex-CIA and NSA contractor turned good guy with a conscience Dennis Montgomery can stuff James Comey and Robert Mueller (and plenty of others) under the bus and hold them there while the bus runs right over them both repeatedly.

Will it happen? ......... How corrupt is the FBI, DoJ and Dot Gov?

And how bad does Trump want to remain POTUS?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HakXcy9Yd9Q

That is what it will take to keep Pence of Shit out of office.

Live Hard, Mass Surveillance, Mass Extortion And Massive Corruption Is The Root And Essence Of The Problem In DC, Die Free

~DC v6.5

LetThemEatRand Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:17 Permalink

Wouldn't it be nice if you turned on MSM and heard:  "tonight, we continue our four part series asking why does the Federal Reserve exist and should it be abandoned?"  Or "Welcome to CNN.  Again this evening we will be discussing what it is with all of those architects and engineers who say that 9/11 did not happen in the manner we've been told." Or, "tonight we have a group of panelists who will be discussing the connection between Saudi Arabia and the petro-dollar.  Later, part three of our five part series examining how the Pentagon lost several trillion dollars and where that money may have gone." 

Salsa Verde Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:21 Permalink

Who the Hell knows what's going on anymore?  With Lynch being singled out by Comey during his testimony and Mueller hiring a small army of attorneys I would be very cautious to speculate about anything at this point if my livelihood revolved around the DC circus.Admit nothing, deny everything, make counter accusations.

Fake Trump Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:25 Permalink

Trump's lawyer said Trump is not under investigation as Trump had not received any notification. Do they normally issue a notification to the party under investigation. Furthermore Trump tweeted that he was under investigation but his lawyer said no. Who is telling the truth. 

roadhazard Sun, 06/18/2017 - 11:28 Permalink

Trump: I am under investigation.Trumps lawyer: Trump is not under investigation.Who do you believe the, "almost smartest man in the world" or a lawyer.  

swmnguy roadhazard Sun, 06/18/2017 - 12:07 Permalink

President Trump seems to have finally hired a competent attorney or two.  The first idiot Kasowitz, the divorce lawyer, couldn't even use spell-check.  "Predisent?"  C'mon.Of course, no doubt Trump has had to pay up front, and has probably had to sign hold-harmless agreements since it's a lead-pipe cinch he won't take basic legal advice.  Advice like, "Stop Tweeting about legal matters in progress."

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