Washington Post: Trump lawyer: The president is not under investigation for obstruction
A member of President Trump’s legal team said Sunday that Trump is not under investigation by the special counsel, an assessment at odds with a Washington Post report last week and seemingly with a tweet by Trump himself on Friday.
“Let me be very clear here, as it has been since the beginning, the president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction,” lawyer Jay Sekulow said on “Meet the Press.”
The Post reported last week that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who was appointed to oversee the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election, is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice.
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WNU Editor: It makes me wonder if we are being trolled .... because on every Sunday morning news show President Trump's lawyer made it very clear that the President is not under investigation. So who told the Trump legal team that this is the case? And more importantly .... why did the President do the tweet on Friday? Did the President believe the Washington Post story and tweeted accordingly .... or did he screw up his message because of Twitter's 144 character limitation on what you can post .... or did he lapse into a covfefe moment. I leave this all it up to you .... the reader .... to figure this one up.
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