Google+ Followers

Sunday, June 18, 2017

More Lawyers, More Lies

To be clear and sure, President Donald Trump has created sufficient circumstantial evidence to warrant multiple investigations. Three congressional committees are investigating aspects of Russian interference in the American election process. The threads emanating from those investigations have shaken out members of the Trump campaign to be part of the review resulting from their direct contact with Russians in various forms during and after the campaign.

Because Trump fired multiple members of the Department of Justice, including former Deputy Attorney Yates and FBI Director Comey, with his having stated that the Russian investigation was a hoax, among other things, he is likely the subject of investigation for obstruction of justice.

Trump hired multiple lawyers, and none have been able to curtail his errant and inappropriate tweeting that further seeds the need for an investigation into his intentions and behavior.

The latest news today is from his attorney Jay Sekulow. He denies that the President is under investigation. How does he know?

Would the FBI tell him? Did the IRS tell Donald Trump that his tax returns are being audited? Of course, they did. That is an investigation is it not?

A court filing has been made alleging Trump's violating the Emolument Clause of the Consitution. Is there not an associated investigation?

Michael Flynn, the former NSA Advisor to Trump, is under investigation and the President lied to cover it up initially. Is not Misprision of Fraud being investigated?

Congress has multiple investigations in related matters, and they will follow the evidence, so long as the President and members of Congress do not obstruct the investigations.

“Let me be clear here,” said Jay Sekulow, a member of the president’s legal team, on NBC's “Meet The Press.” “The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction."

Last week, multiple reports said special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections has expanded to include allegations that Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey, who had been leading the investigation.

“I am being investigated for firing the FBI director by the man who told me to fire the FBI director,” Trump tweeted Friday, in an apparent dig at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a memo criticizing Comey and subsequently appointed Mueller to lead the investigation.

According to Sekulow, the president’s tweet should not be taken as confirmation he’s under investigation.

“The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking info to the Washington Post,” he said.

“He's not afraid of the investigation — there is no investigation,” Sekulow added. "There has been no notification from the special counsel's office that the president is under investigation."

If the President isn't under investigation, then why did he hire you, Mr. Sekulow?

Jay Sekulow

1 comment:

  1. This is all too stupid.

    "Trump lawyer insists there is no obstruction investigation — but then hedges
    In combative Sunday show interviews, attorney Jay Sekulow acknowledged he can’t read the mind of the special counsel.
    By John Wagner and Rosalind S. Helderman"

    The Washington Post