We Need A Robert Mueller Resignation Or A Second Special Counsel

In a statement, Jamie Gorelick said she told Kushner to get "independent advice of a lawyer" on whether to "continue with us" after Robert Mueller was tapped to lead an FBI investigation into possible ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

Rubio says Trump firing former FBI Director James Comey hasn't impeded the FBI's or the Senate intelligence committee's investigations into Russia's role in the 2016 campaign.

The contradictory messages came after Trump first answered-and seemingly confirmed-reports that he is personally under scrutiny for potential obstruction of justice, tweeting on Friday: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

That follows the line of thinking by Trump's personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, who said on a number of Sunday news shows that Trump wasn't under investigation.

Adding to questions surrounding the special counsel investigation is the fact that Rosenstein, as the current deputy attorney general, is the official who is in charge of the special counsel's activities. "No", Sekulow said, "The context of the tweet, I just gave you the legal theory, Chris, of how the Constitution works".

Rep. Adam Schiff says he wants the White House to acknowledge the tapes or make clear there are no tapes and "it was an idle threat".

The ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director also recently testified that he spoke to Rosenstein about his "serious concern" regarding Trump's interactions with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which Comey said included requests to "lift the cloud" created by the Russian Federation probe.

"No one has notified us that he is under investigation", Sekulow said.

To indicate that a full scale investigation has been launched, all eyes will be on Rosenstein's actions, as well as evidence of a grand jury subpoenaing key White House aides with a focus on Trump.

Sekulow stressed repeatedly that Trump is not under investigation.

Is Donald Trump Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice?
It makes Donald Trump only the third sitting American president ever to face a federal probe from the Justice Department. But Trump has also said he had made a decision to fire Comey before Rosenstein wrote a memo recommended him.

Appearing on the Sunday talk shows, new Trump legal defender Jay Sekulow set out to deny Trump was under investigation (calling the president a liar?).

At some point, Mueller may wish to interview Federal Bureau of Investigation senior leadership about their meetings with Comey regarding Trump, though it's unclear if this has already taken place.

"My question is this, do you think that Bob Mueller is looking at the circumstances surrounding Comey's firing?"

Sukelow subsequently did tell Wallace that Trump was being investigated by the Special Counsel when he was asked, in reference to Trump's tweet, if the President thought Rosenstein had done anything wrong.

Sekulow cited testimony by Comey earlier this month that the president wasn't a target of an investigation.

Kushner's contacts with Russians during the transition have been scrutinized as part of the widening probes into whether Trump's team coordinated with Moscow during the election. "That's it. Simple explanation", Sekulow told CNN's "State of the Union".

The President and his allies have declared open season on Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the probe. He had conversations with the President. He tried to maintain that Trump was tweeting a response to The Washington Post story, claiming the story was not factual because it sourced five anonymous people. Richard Burr, R-N.C., the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, the former director dodged.

In case you missed that, here is what Donald Trump's lawyer said (emphasis mine).

Senator Angus K of ME said, "A lot of people have asked, when will we be done?"

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