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In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

The Washington Examiner's Byron York asked almost half a dozen top Washington lawyers whether Mueller has a disqualifying conflict, and found the responses mixed.

"I'm the lawyer", Jay Sekulow, an attorney on Trump's outside legal team, told "Fox & Friends" on Monday.

"If you can prove that there was something there and the president knew about it, then the obstruction case looks far stronger", Washington attorney Justin Dillon said.

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Gingrich, a Trump ally and confidant, said he met with Trump in January 2015 and they talked about how much a presidential race would cost - with competitive estimates running to as much as $80 million.

"I mean you've got great ratings, no doubt about it, Chris", he told Chris Wallace. Mueller was also a partner at the firm, and he resigned from his position after he was chosen as special counsel in the FBI's Russian Federation probe.

Carson's stance on the issue: giving Mueller "a chance", indicates a surprising break from the position being held by Trump and his administration.

"You know it exists", Cuomo said.

Of course, that's what the president said last week.

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Himes says interviews are still being scheduled and documents being reviewed.

President Trump's lawyer said he does not give his client advice when it comes to using Twitter.

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Law enforcement sources have told CNN that the special counsel is gathering information and considering whether there is evidence to launch a full scale obstruction investigation.

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser may be getting new legal representation as the special counsel investigation into Russia's election meddling heats up.

A full-scale investigation has not yet been launched, although preliminary work is clearly being done, according to sources familiar with the process. Even among Republicans who think it's possible that the president's campaign had improper contact with the Russian government, only a third view it as a serious matter of national security. Gorelick urged Kushner to consider choosing someone else to represent him at first, The Times reported.

The White House spent the day clarifying that the President was not confirming whether he was indeed under investigation, but rather was simply responding to the report. He said Trump's tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation, but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post.

"My constituents are prosecutors, judges and juries", said criminal defense lawyer Bill Jeffress.

Comey was leading the investigation into whether the Trump 2016 Presidential campaign cooperate with Russian officials and Russia carried out a computer hacking operation created to tilt the election in Trump's favor. Uh, okay: Not the most coherent or persuasive line of argument, perhaps, but here's something that Team Trump will like, via ABC News:Now Mueller faces a huge decision.

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