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UPDATED - Lawyer Claims Despite Tweets, Trump Isn't Under Investigation, 'Period'

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Source: Talking Points Memo


By ESME CRIBB Published JUNE 18, 2017 9:24 AM

Jay Sekulow, an attorney on President Donald Trump’s legal team, on Sunday said Trump is not under investigation despite a Washington Post report to the contrary and a tweet from Trump himself that appeared to confirm the report.

“He’s not afraid of the investigation. There is no investigation. I want to be clear here,” Sekulow said on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”

When pressed to respond more generally to the federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, he added: “There is not an investigation of the President of the United States. Period.” He said Trump posted the tweet in response to the Washington Post’s report.

“The response from the president, using social media, was about that story,” Sekulow said. “But let me be very clear here, as it has been since the beginning, the President is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction.”

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Trump Lawyer Sends Mixed Messages About Russia Probe, Mueller, Tweets

By ESME CRIBB Published JUNE 18, 2017 11:16 AM

Jay Sekulow, an attorney on President Donald Trump’s legal team, on Sunday sent mixed messages about Trump’s remarks on Robert Mueller, special counsel overseeing the probe into Russian election meddling, his comments about the investigation itself, and whether Trump is being investigated for potential obstruction of justice.

On NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” Sekulow claimed Trump was not under investigation for obstruction of justice, despite a Washington Post report to the contrary and a tweet from the President that appeared to confirm the report. “There is not an investigation of the President of the United States. Period,” Sekulow said.

On CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Sekulow also claimed Trump was not notified that he was under investigation. “There has been no notification from the special counsel’s office that the president is under investigation,” he said. “I can’t imagine a scenario where the president would not be aware of it.”

On “Fox News Sunday,” however, Sekulow appeared to be less clear on his talking points.

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Reply UPDATED - Lawyer Claims Despite Tweets, Trump Isn't Under Investigation, 'Period' (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 18 OP
onecaliberal Jun 18 #1
BumRushDaShow Jun 18 #2
Kleveland Jun 18 #3
PatSeg Jun 18 #4
Chasstev365 Jun 18 #5
dalton99a Jun 18 #6
Eyeball_Kid Jun 18 #7
thesquanderer Jun 18 #8
Phoenix61 Jun 18 #9
C_U_L8R Jun 18 #10
tparrett62 Jun 18 #11
Tactical Peek Jun 18 #12
yallerdawg Jun 18 #13
Dream Girl Jun 18 #14
SHRED Jun 18 #15
lark Jun 18 #16
jaxind Jun 18 #17
dalton99a Jun 18 #18
angrychair Jun 18 #19
Juliusseizure Jun 18 #20
flibbitygiblets Jun 18 #26
Juliusseizure Jun 18 #27
Steviehh Jun 18 #21
Maeve Jun 18 #22
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 18 #23
ProudMNDemocrat Jun 18 #24
Wash. state Desk Jet Jun 18 #25
yellowcanine Jun 19 #28

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 09:58 AM

1. Bob is that you? Better head on back to Baghdad now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 09:59 AM

2. So his other lawyers

are attempting to backtrack on his behalf.

What they don't get is that he has and always WILL impulsively blurt out what he thinks is happening to him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:00 AM

3. Well, that clears that up!

Since we all know that the president does not lie, and any statement from the White House staff is the gospel truth.

Thank you so much for the facts on the matter!

I was getting worried for the President!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:01 AM

4. Oh, okay

Nothing to see here folks!

Just by saying something, does not make it true. Where did he get his law degree, Trump University?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:04 AM

5. Trump: I never said I was under investigation. More fake news. Pathetic.

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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:07 AM

6. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:08 AM

7. Next up: Trumpy fires Rosenstein, then fires Mueller.

See? There is no investigation!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:17 AM

8. And Trump would know that... how?

It is impossible for someone to know that they are NOT under investigation. Even if they know they were not under investigation at some point in the past.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:18 AM

9. So he knows that because Twitler hasn't been told he is under investigation

I'm not so sure he would be told in the initial stages. You know, the time between "Was there a crime?" and filing charges.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:19 AM

10. Was there laughter?

Or maybe an "awoogah" or other pratfall sfx.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:24 AM

11. Sekulow is a stooge

I used to listen to his daily radio show on the local Christian station, just for shits and giggles. I can't believe Trump thinks he's the right guy for this. The only thing I can think is that he's buddies with a lot of the GOP fundies, but as a lawyer, useless IMO.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:26 AM

12. Please proceed on that presumption, counselor.


Pretty please.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:29 AM

13. "I am being investigated for firing..."

The attorney didn't really explain what we are to believe.

Not what Trump tweets. Not what Trump says. Not what Trump promises. Not what Trump does. Not where Trump goes.

No one on earth can believe this jackass in the White House!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:11 AM

14. Time to move on and put this behind us.

We need to get behind out President so he can move his agenda forward on behalf of the American peopl.e.



Make America Great Again!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:25 AM

15. Mueller vs Sekulow


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:26 AM

16. Lying drumpf hires lying attorneys, no surprise there.

Wonder if he's all in with Russia like drumpf's personal attorney? Funny, how every one around him are Russia's stooges, wonder if Putin told him who to hire? It certainly seems that way. Wonder about his national security folks, are they similarly on the take from Russia? I haven't heard that, but certainly wouldn't be surprised either, since those are the people the orange assface surrounds himself with.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:33 AM

17. Hey Sekulow,

Hey Sekulow, how do you know that he's NOT under investigation?! You can say that "We don't think tRUMP's under investigation" but you can't say that he definitively is not under investigation because you just don't know for sure, now do you??!

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Response to jaxind (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:40 AM

18. "Do you believe me or do you believe what my client says?"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:52 AM

19. Soooo

He just has a half dozen or so personal lawyers like you because...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:56 AM

20. Trump turns presidency into an ugly lawsuit

The Lawyer is just an expensive spokesman. This is legal strategy. Trump is a piece of shit thug. I can't convey that bluntly enough.

Schiff is on point. Scorched earth strategy by Trump's corporate vulture lawyers to discredit Mueller. Good luck with that.

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Response to Juliusseizure (Reply #20)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 03:10 PM

26. Well I guess he is a "job creator" after all. For lawyers.

Did you know there are lawyers out there who don't even own a yacht or fourth home?

For the small cost of our planet, national security and worldwide reputation, you too can support a lawyer in need, by voting Republican.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #26)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 09:05 PM

27. Trump stiffs lawyers regularly too

Aside from not listening to advice, that's the main reason many won't take his case. Several have had to sue him for big debts. The ones who do seem likely get some other independent business benefit.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 12:46 PM

21. Trump's lawyers are pitbulls

who are used to going after soft targets. They are about to meet the wolfpack of lawyers sworn to uphold the constitution and are would rather sacrifice their carreers than go against justice. Cohn, et al, will be gutted !

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:00 PM

22. I cant imagine a scenario where the president would not be aware of it.

Have you actually met your client???

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:31 PM

23. Alt facts I guess

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:37 PM

24. Talk about confusing messages??????


Trump Attorney Jay Sekulow.....

Don't ask me what you think I said because I didn't say it when I said it. Listen up to what I'm saying now. Because later when I say it again it won't be the same thing that you think I said when I said it the first time. Just saying'..... Oh Look!! A squirrel!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 03:06 PM

25. Is Mike Pence pulling a Gerald Ford or a Spiro Agnew?

Pence is either getting ready to become an incoming president or an outgoing vice president
Matthew Rozsa

Mike Pence; Gerald Ford (Credit: AP/Michael Conroy/Photo montage by Salon)
Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to hire his own lawyer for the special counsel investigation into alleged ties between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government can mean one of two things — or perhaps even both things at the same time.

Either Pence is concerned that he may face charges of his own, or — believing that he is innocent — he wants to separate his own legal fate from that of a president whose innocence he (for good reason) doubts.
If the latter prospect is true, of course, it’s doubtful that Pence will ever admit this publicly. As the Watergate scandal began to swallow up Richard Nixon, and Vice President Gerald Ford was confronted with the prospect that he would be thrust into the presidency, Ford nevertheless maintained his public defenses of the president. This was both politically necessary (Nixon was a fellow Republican, after all) and morally astute (it would be unseemly for the man who might benefit from Nixon’s downfall to seem to contribute to it).

Although Pence should avoid defending Trump so vehemently that he winds up looking complicit, it is best for him to refrain from seeming over-eager at ascending to the White House himself. That said, if he has sound reason to suspect that Trump is about to take a mighty fall, it is wise for him to determine how he can best protect himself from a strictly legal standpoint

http://www.salon.com/2017/06/16/is-mike-pence-pulling-a-gerald-ford-or-a-spiro-agnew/

Who remembers Spiro anyway ! For my two cents he's pulling a an Agnew !

Trump once claimed during his climb to the republican nomination that he is the Lone Ranger ! If Trump is Chris Christie's rock ,Christie must be Trump's cushion. Before The Fall !

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:07 AM

28. Is that the same period Spicey used when he said Trump's inaugural crowd was largest ever?

Inquiring minds want to know. That "period" is getting a good workout by the Trumpy toadies.

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