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Trump Lawyer Sends Mixed Messages About Russia Probe, Mueller, Tweets – Talking Points Memo

Jay Sekulow, an attorney on President Donald Trump’s legal team, on Sunday sent out blended messages about Trump’s remarks on Robert Mueller, unique counsel overseeing the probe into Russian election meddling, his remarks about the examination itself, and whether Trump is being examined for potential blockage of justice.On NBC News’

“Meet the Press,” Sekulow declared Trump was not under investigation for obstruction of justice, regardless of a Washington Post report to the contrary and a tweet from the President that appeared to validate the report.

“There is not an examination of the President of the United States. Period,” Sekulow said.On CBS'”Face the Country,” Sekulow likewise declared Trump was not informed that he was under examination.”There has actually been no notification from the unique counsel’s office that the president is under investigation,” he said. “I can’t imagine a situation where the president would not be conscious of it.”

On “Fox News Sunday,” nevertheless, Sekulow seemed less clear on his talking

points.” So he’s being examined for taking the action that the attorney general of the United States and deputy attorney general suggested him to take, by the agency who recommended the termination,” Sekulow stated.

“You’ve now stated that he is being examined after stating that you didn’t,” Chris Wallace kept in mind.

“No, he’s not being examined,” Sekulow interjected.

“You just said, sir, you just said that he’s being investigated,” Wallace said.Sekulow then reversed instructions.”Let me be crystal clear so

you entirely understand. We have actually not received, nor are we familiar with, any investigation of the President of the United States. Period,”Sekulow said, utilizing similar phrasing for emphasis as he did on “Meet the Press. “”

You simply stated two times that he’s being examined,” Wallace said.Sekulow likewise claimed Trump has not stated anything about Mueller, though Trump has consistently railed versus the appointment of a special counsel and the examination that Mueller is heading.Jay Sekulow states Trump”has not stated anything about Robert Mueller”… … … While his initial response to Mueller’s consultation was determined, Trump snapped on Twitter the following morning, calling it “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”Trump later on grumbled the visit”harms our country extremely, due to the fact that it reveals we’re a divided, mixed-up, not-unified nation.”

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