Lawyer says Trump isn't under investigation

Trump tweets his frustration with Russia investigation

U.S. President Donald Trump began his day with a stream of tweets defending his record and lashing out at the investigation into Russian interference in the election.

I really, truly believe that.

By the Fox News Sunday leg of the morning, the wheels were coming off the wagon for Sekulow and the *non-investigation* investigation into Trump.

Trump adviser Newt Gingrich said on ABC's "This Week" that the tweet Friday "didn't help him".

"I wanna be clear here", he continued, eventually asserting that "there is not an investigation of the President of the United States".

Sekulow: No. The context of the tweet, I just gave you the legal theory, Chris, of how the constitution works...

SEKULOW: No. the president wasn't...

Other news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and CNN have had similar reports since The Post broke the news Wednesday night about Trump being under investigation.

Sekulow then pulled out the no-nuance argument: "It was 141 characters, the limitation on Twitter as we all know".

He said, however, that Mr Sekulow's comments could mean the White House was taking the position that no investigation exists until Mr Mueller's team officially confirms it, disregarding media reports based on anonymous sourcing.

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"Nothing has changed" since Comey informed the president that he was not being personally investigated, he said. He said he had only been discussing the constitutional problem posed if the president were being investigated.

But Jay Sekulow, a member of the president's legal team, said on "Meet the Press" that Trump "is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction".

"He's not afraid of the investigation - there is no investigation", Sekulow said on NBC. "You don't know whether there's an investigation". "And the best thing that can happen for everybody, the president, the country, our institutions [of] the government, is for a full and thorough and credible investigation that reveals everything".

"Here's what you're trying to do, Chris", Sekulow said. And attached to that is a memorandum from the former - not this case - from the deputy attorney general's office, where he lays out the reason of his concern, and recommendation of removal was because of the handling of the Hillary Clinton matter.

"Oh, boy", Wallace said at one point.

Yet Trump's tweets in recent days condemning the actions of his own Justice Department have reached an intense level, revealing the president's increasing agitation about the probe and the attention it has drawn.

Wallace jumped at the chance to twist his words. "You don't know whether he's under investigation or not".

"I will leave it there", said Todd, ending the segment.

Sekulow, the chief counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice since 1990, defended Trump's use of social media, saying: "He's able to communicate with 107 million people on his various social media platforms on a regular basis as he needs to, so he can directly reach a lot of people".

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