While President Donald Trump blatantly conceded that he is being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey, his attorney claims that the President is not under investigation.
A member of President Trump’s legal team and chief counsel of the American Center of Law and Justice, Jay Sekulow has emphatically stated during NBC’s Meet the Press, on Sunday morning, that the President is not under investigation.
“The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction,” said Sekulow. “There is not an investigation of the President of the United States. Period.”
However, the confusion is that the President, the day before, tweeted that he was, in fact, under investigation.
Pressed on CNN’s State of the Union, Sekulow made the statement that the President was not speaking about a real investigation, but one that the lawyer tried to discredit by citing that it came from a Washington Post story with anonymous sources.
I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
Jake Tapper, host of State of the Union stressed Sekulow about the authenticity of the lawyer and how wise it was for the President’s tweet confirming an investigation while Sekulow rejects.
“Is this not frustrating to you, as an attorney, to have a client that is sharing information with the world that is not accurate?” asked Tapper. When Sekulow didn’t answer the question, he added, “I don’t think we’re getting anywhere, so let’s move on.”
It’s strange that President has not only confirmed the obstruction of justice investigation in a tweet, the Associated Press reports confirm that Trump has been yelling at television sets showing coverage of his investigation.
“Trump advisers and confidants describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets in the White House carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy to discredit — and potentially end — his presidency,” reported AP.
And according to one of his attorneys, he’s angry over nothing.
“Let me be clear here,” said Sekulow. “The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction.”