Jay Sekulow, the Jewish-born lawyer who has spent his career advocating for the Christian right and recently joined President Trump's legal defense team, hit the cable news circuit hard on Sunday.
Ironically, there is a viable case for obstruction of justice to be asserted against Comey, which stands in contrast to the questionable Post story on purported obstruction of justice investigation of the president. "Will he say I'm no longer talking about the Russian Federation investigation?"
"As I said all weekend, there has been no notification to any of us that the President is under any investigation and as I said, James Comey has said on three separate occasions that the President is not under investigation", said Jay Sekulow, repeating an argument he also made on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper on Sunday. But some Democrats are feeling pressure from constituents to act, and Trump's unpredictable Twitter rants about the ongoing investigation have only emboldened them.
There have now been growing rumors that Trump may be seeking to fire Robert Mueller, especially with Trump taking to Twitter to convey his frustration with the investigation.
"As far as the general theme of Russia's interference, look, the president has said he doesn't believe it".
Spicer also provided little guidance about whether Trump has Oval Office recordings of his conversations with Comey - a possibility that Trump had raised in a tweet last month.
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) says there's already enough evidence to warrant impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
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For instance, there's a character named Nigel. who Powell believes is based on a real person named Haitian Jack. Other hip-hop artists and close friends of Shakur are criticizing the film for its lack of authenticity.
Not so, the White House shot back, as did one of Trump's attorneys on Fox News Sunday.
Rosenstein is overseeing Mueller's work since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation because of his ties and participation with the 2016 Trump campaign.
As with the travel ban cases, Trump's own words, in interviews and tweets, may prove to be his undoing in a potential obstruction case.
Spicer said Monday's news conference was off-camera because "there are days that I'll decide that the president's voice should be the one that speaks". Sekulow, a proud Messianic Jew, has a record of defending religious freedom. But Senate judiciary committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen.
"I believe that Trump's use of threats to obstruct the ongoing criminal investigations of Michael Flynn clearly violate 18 U.S.C. 1512 (b)(3); Violations of that section are a felony", Sherman writes.
The special counsel, who can be appointed by either the Attorney General or by Congress, was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in in May after the Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from matters related to the Russian Federation probe.