Sunday morning on NBC’s Meet the Press, an attorney for the President emphatically stated that the President is not under investigation. The only problem with that — the President has confirmed he is.
“The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction,” said Jay Sekulow, a member of Trump’s legal team and chief counsel of the American Center of Law and Justice. There is not an investigation of the President of the United States. Period.”
But the President tweeted the day before that he was, in fact, under investigation.
I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
Pressed on CNN’s State of the Union, Sekulow said that the President was not, in fact, speaking about a real investigation, but one that the lawyer tried to discredit by citing that it came from an Washington Post story with anonymous sources.
State of the Union host Jake Tapper pressed Sekulow about if the lawyer was correct, how wise it was for the President’s tweet confirming an investigation which Sekulow denies.
“Is this not frustrating to you, as an attorney, to have a client that is sharing information with the world that is not accurate?” asked Tapper. When Sekulow didn’t answer the question, he added “I don’t think we’re getting anywhere, so let’s move on.”
Not only has the President apparently confirmed the obstruction of justice investigation in a tweet, but the Associated Press reports that Trump has been screaming at television sets showing coverage of his investigation.
“Trump advisers and confidants describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets in the White House carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy to discredit — and potentially end — his presidency,” reported AP.
And according to one of his attorneys, he’s angry over nothing.
“Let me be clear here,” said Sekulow. “The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction.”