“Let me be clear here,” said Jay Sekulow on Sunday morning to Chuck Todd, a member of the president’s legal team. “The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction.”
On Friday morning, President Trump tweeted, “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt.”
I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
But Sekulow clarified the president wasn’t referring to an actual investigation in the message, but instead a news report about one.
“The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking information to the Washington Post,” he said, referring to the Post’s report this week that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the election now also includes a look at whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice.
“He’s not afraid of the investigation — there is no investigation,” Sekulow said, adding, “there is not an investigation of the President of the United States, period.”
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) June 18, 2017