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Trump lawyer says president not informed he is under investigation

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Jeff Sessions témoigne au Sénat le 13 juin 2017 à WashingtonSAUL LOEB

"As I said all weekend, there has been no notification to any of us that the President is under any investigation and as I said, James Comey has said on three separate occasions that the President is not under investigation", said Jay Sekulow, repeating an argument he also made on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper on Sunday.

During an interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace, Sekulow defended Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.

The attorney did the rounds on the morning shows on Sunday, appearing on CNN's "State of the Union", where he argued Trump is not under investigation, despite the President tweeting "I am being investigated" last week.

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.

"Just because you haven't been notified doesn't mean you're not under investigation", Cuomo replied.

"You've now said that he is being investigated", Wallace fired back. Trump also bragged to visiting Russian diplomats that getting rid of Comey relieved him of “great pressure because of Russia.”.

Now his lawyer says that's not true.

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Friday is the deadline set by the House Intelligence Committee for the White House to produce "any White House recordings or memoranda of Comey's conversations with President Trump (that) now exist or have in the past".

It's unclear where that process stands.

Kushner's contacts with Russians during the transition have been scrutinized as part of the widening probes into whether Trump's team coordinated with Moscow during the election. His tweet about a “WITCH HUNT” conducted by “bad” people is just a Trumpian version of what appears to be the official White House line — that this is somehow a partisan attempt to delegitimize the Trump presidency.

"Those reports in The Washington Post were false", Sekulow said. Trump, whose combative instincts are to lash out and not retreat, has given his legal team a clear direction: fight, fight, fight.

Attorney Jay Sekulow is stressing that "the president has not been and is not under investigation".

Sekolow says the tweet was in response to a Washington Post story that ran with five unnamed sources.

Another is, indeed, the possibility that Trump may have obstructed justice in his repeated efforts to quash the investigation.

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