The Washington Post story cited five officials who said they had been briefed on interview requests from special counsel Robert Mueller to see if President Trump attempted to obstruct justice. When Wallace pointed out to Sekulow that he just said Trump is under investigation, the lawyer said Wallace re-phrased him, The New York Post reported.
Things got particularly contentious between Sekulow and Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, who pointed out that Sekulow simply can not say whether the special counsel is investigating Trump. He made similar comments in three other TV appearances on Sunday.
On "Face The Nation" on CBS, Sekulow clarified that he's so confident that there isn't any investigation into the president because they have not received any notification from the special counsel's office.
The FBI and federal prosecutors, however, do not routinely notify people that they are under investigation.
Trump is under pressure to reveal whether he has any tape recordings of private conversations with Comey. But it was Fox's Chris Wallace who got the deepest and most contentious interview out of him on "Fox News Sunday".
"You're right, Chris. I can not read the mind of the special prosecutor", Sekulow responded.
Separately, a former White House lawyer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there was nothing stopping Trump or his lawyers from asking Mueller whether Trump was under investigation. "Trump has a compulsion to counterattack and is very pugnacious".
Sekulow: "I can't imagine a scenario where the president would not be aware of it". But, he added, "this is a president that has utilised social media, has revolutionised the whole concept of electioneering with social media".
Other prominent Republicans expressed more support for the probe and defended the integrity of Mueller.
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Dianne Feinstein, top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she was "increasingly concerned" that Trump will fire both Mueller and Rosenstein.
We're thankful for your support in every way. I don't think that's a mystery. "America is prepared to outstretch its hand and work with the people of Cuba, but we will not empower their oppressors", Rubio said in Miami.
"Not only do I believe it, I know it". Nearly everybody else does.
"The F.B.I. doesn't sit around all day and read tweets".
"I don't believe it's going to happen", said Rubio on CNN's State of the Union. "The president is not and has not been under investigation".
That process still has a long way to run, said Sen.
And Senate Intelligence Committee member Angus King, an independent from ME, stressed that the probe will likely last for a long time. Russian officials have denied meddling in the usa election. Sekulow went on to add, "There's a limitation on Twitter, as we all know".
"Senator, think about what you just said". This is a very complex matter, involving thousands of pages of intelligence documents, lots of witnesses.
He said Trump's tweet was based only on The Washington Post report.
"I do not appreciate you putting words in my mouth, when I've been crystal clear that the president is not and has not been under investigation", the attorney said.
President Donald Trump and his son Barron Trump walk to Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 17, 2017, en route to Camp David in Maryland. Claims also arose that Trump asked the director of the National Security Agency to declare that he was not under investigation and asked the Director of National Intelligence to tell Comey to back off the Flynn investigation.