Senate judiciary probe may review obstruction of justice

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Trump appears willing to test the bounds of convention and his own powers against a legal and political establishment that he believes is conspiring against him.

Later in the interview, Cuomo asked Sekulow why Trump's legal team had not directly asked Mueller whether the president was under investigation, suggesting that it was purposefully remaining ignorant on the question. "The legal team has not been notified", he said on CNN.

That, apparently, is where we are in the constant debate about President Trump, Robert Mueller and the prosecutorial machinery clanking into action. To make it more hard, Trump's statements threaten to undercut their work.

"I don't care who Trump hires". "Good luck trying to represent him".

Himes says the notion the investigation has been going on too long "is just crazy" and "we're talking about the very core of our democracy here".

An attorney for President Donald Trump was adamant on Sunday that the president is not under investigation, despite the president's tweets this week referring to one as a "witch hunt". He also cited the testimony from former FBI Director James Comey before the Senate intelligence committee, in which Comey said he had told Trump he was not under investigation in the months leading up to his May 9 firing.

The problem for Sekulow and Trump, is that in an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt and in tweets, Trump said he fired Comey over the Russian investigation. Some suggest his actions were wholly legitimate, based on ignorance rather than malevolence or on anger at an Federal Bureau of Investigation director who would not repeat publicly his private reassurances. "You know it exists".

President Donald Trump may finally confirm by the end of the week whether tapes of conversations between him and former FBI Director James Comey exist, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Monday.

Appearing on a series of morning news programs, attorney Jay Sekulow repeatedly stressed Sunday that "the president has not been and is not under investigation".

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That lack of formal notification wouldn't be unusual in the early stages of an investigation. It is also true that Trump isn't the subject or target of the probe. That may be an understandable approach in such a high-profile matter, though not always an advisable one. "You're asking me to read people's minds". "I don't think that's a mystery".

While total silence won't work, a more measured public approach may be prudent, Dillon said. "I haven't made that call".

"Boring" seems out of the question. Second, Pence led Trump's transition team after Governor Chris Christie was booted. The New York Times reported Monday that Corallo's recent tweets have included praise for Mueller and a suggestion that Vice President Mike Pence should be the Republican nominee in 2020.

This apparent slap at Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, is at odds with Trump's own account of how James Comey was sacked.

Kasowitz heads the group despite his lack of deep experience in Washington or in criminal defense.

Here's what he told Chris Wallace: "That tweet, Chris, was in response to the Washington Post story that alleged that five unnamed sources, anonymous sources, leaked to the Washington Post that the president was, in fact, under investigation". Pence has retained Richard Cullen as outside legal counsel.

But the sense of chaos around the White House is deepening.

Also on Sunday's "Meet The Press", Sen.