Trump tweets his frustration with Russia investigation

Trump tweets his frustration with Russia investigation

Trump tweets his frustration with Russia investigation

Jay Sekulow, a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, has had quite the morning today.

Sen. Marco Rubio says it's best for the country to let the FBI's investigation into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential election take its course, and the Florida Republican tells CNN's "State of the Union" that's what he'd advise President Donald Trump.

Trump advisers describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy.

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Mueller, the special counsel named by the Justice Department to probe the Russia matter, is investigating whether anyone associated with Trump or his campaign had any illegal dealings with Russian officials or others with ties to the Kremlin. "The president can not be investigated, certainly can not be found liable, for engaging in an activity he clearly has powers to do under the Constitution".

During an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" Sekulow explained to Jake Tapper that Trump wasn't able to clarify that he was referring to the Washington Post reports in his tweets because of the "limitation" Twitter has on characters used in a tweet.

"If The Washington Post leads were correct, the president of the United States would be ― if this were correct ― under investigation for taking the action that the Department of Justice asked him to take", he said. And I think the answer is they want to lay the foundation to discredit whatever Bob Mueller comes up with.

Sekulow, at one point, held up the letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Comey critique and said the president has a constitutional right to fire anyone in his administration. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said that the panel - overseeing one of several congressional investigations - is looking forward to getting a response from the White House on whether recordings exist.

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"The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking info to the Washington Post".

During the exchange, Sekulow explains how tweeting works and then delves into how we should interpret "a utilization of social media" by the president saying he's under investigation.

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said on "Meet the Press" he thinks the president thinks the investigation undermines his presidency and is hoping it just will go away.

"It's inconceivable he's not under investigation in the obstruction investigation", the lawyer said.

Sekulow responded that the president made the final decision on Comey's firing, but it was "a collaborative and. a very thorough process" with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Rosenstein.

"He's not afraid of the investigation - there is no investigation", he added. "You just told us that".

Trump has denied making these comments, which Comey said he documented in contemporaneous memos.

In a tweet on Friday, Mr. Trump appeared to confirm the story.

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