A member of Trump’s legal team insisted that Trump is not under investigation by the Special Counsel looking into the Russian 2016 election meddling on Sunday. This is contradictory to the tweet that Trump tweeted on Friday that asserted that he was the subject of an inquiry. “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,” said Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow to NBC.
Citing unidentified sources, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Donald Trump is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice. According to the Washington Post, investigation on Trump started just days after Comey was fired from the FBI on May 9th. Trump’s legal team were quick to denounce the report saying, “the FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal.”
Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, said on Tuesday that he was refusing to cooperate with House and Senate intelligence committee investigations into Russian election meddling. The move may prompt lawmakers to issue subpoenas, compelling him to provide documents, testimony or other records. Mr. Cohen, a confidant of Mr. Trump who was also a spokesman during the campaign, called the requests “poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered.” Mr. Cohen said he would comply with a subpoena should one be issued, “as I have nothing to hide.”
Democrats in the house are demanding action over former national security adviser Michael Flynn after learning that he misled the Pentagon about his income from Russia when applying for a renewal to his top-secret security clearance in 2016. He has told investigators in February 2016 that his contacts with foreign nationals were not substantial and received no income from international sources. The House letter with the new information, written by Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, was made public hours after Mr. Flynn formally rejected a subpoena from senators investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and chose to instead invoke his right against self-incrimination.