Jay Sekulow, a new addition to President Donald Trump’s legal team, faced tough questioning on CNN on Monday morning after a weekend of heated exchanges with cable news hosts over whether Trump is a subject of the FBI’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The questions were prompted by a tweet the president wrote last week in which he appeared to acknowledge that he is a subject of the FBI’s investigation, which he seem to erroneously assert is being led by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
On CNN’s “New Day,” Sekulow argued that the president is not under investigation, despite his tweet and a Washington Post report suggesting otherwise, because the White House hasn’t been informed that he is. The top attorney also maintained that there cannot be any investigation into Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey because the president had full constitutional authority to oust the agency head.
In a contentious exchange, CNN host Chris Cuomo rejected Sekulow’s claims, arguing that special counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing the FBI’s investigation, does not have an obligation to inform the president that he is …read more
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