Trump's lawyer says president not under probe

Politics 6/18/2017, 7:03 PM
Trump's lawyer says president not under probe

United States President Donald Trump is not under investigation, despite apparently saying so in one of his recent tweets, the president's personal attorney Jay Sekulow said on Sunday.

Speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation" talk show, Sekulow said that Trump has never received any notification that he is being investigated as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe into his campaign team's ties with Russia. His comments come after reports that the Justice Department's special counsel Robert Mueller, who was assigned to the Russia case, was also investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice related to that very probe. The president's apparent confirmation of these claims was in fact just a reaction to the story published by the Washington Post, Sekulow explained.

However, when pressed further on the matter on "Fox News Sunday," one of the four shows that Sekulow participated in today, the attorney said he cannot be certain that Trump is not under probe. "I cannot read the mind of the special prosecutor," he said.

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