Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Fox News host humiliates Trump lawyer for flip-flop on obstruction of justice


As first reported by the Washington Post earlier this week, Robert Mueller has opened up an investigation into whether or not Donald Trump should be charged with obstruction.

Sekulow said that Trump, in his tweet, was reacting to a story in the Washington Post that was the first to report Mueller was examining whether Trump had tried to obstruct the probe by firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey in May.

"We stand by our story, which President Trump confirmed Friday in a tweet acknowledging he is under investigation for obstruction of justice", Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron said on Sunday.

"So he's being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take, by the agency who recommended the termination", Sekulow said.

"The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking info to the Washington Post", Sekulow said.

Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioRubio: Trump doesn't have a problem with more Russian Federation sanctions Rubio: Everyone is going to weigh in on healthcare Rubio: "We should have confidence in" Mueller's investigation MORE (R-Fla.) said on Sunday that he does not believe President Trump would have problems with additional sanctions on Russian Federation, despite comments by administration officials. Rubio says it's important for the American people to know how the Russians interfered because we have more elections coming up.

Sekulow repeatedly and forcefully denied that Sunday, saying on CBS's "Face the Nation" program that "the president has not been and is not under investigation", and insisting that the administration had received no information from the special counsel's office to think otherwise.

He later claimed that was not what he said or meant to say, and Sekulow did eventually settle on the point that he can't know for sure whether or not the president is under investigation.

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In addition, two congressional committees have issued subpoenas for testimony and documents as part of their wide-ranging, bipartisan investigations. "There is not an investigation of the president of the United States, period". But, he added, "this is a president that has utilised social media, has revolutionised the whole concept of electioneering with social media".

"Let me be clear here", Sekulow said (via The Hill).

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. "I believe this is the thing that could happen for the president".

Sekulow sought to brush aside the president's words.

"They want to lay the foundation to discredit whatever Bob Mueller comes up with", Schiff said.

The president also tweeted about a poll that gives him a 50% approval rating, adding that it is higher than his predecessor Barack Obama's.

"No, Chris, I deal with fact and law", Sekulow said.

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