8249. 6/19/2017

FBI/JAMES COMEY/LEGAL/RUSSIA: “A lawyer for President Donald Trump clashed with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo Monday [6-19-17] morning over whether his client is the target of an FBI investigation into possible collusion with the Russians.
‘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.
On both occasions, Sekulow denied that Trump’s tweet from last week — ‘I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!’ — was a confirmation that he is under investigation.
Cuomo challenged the argument, calling it ‘illogical.’
‘To say, *Comey told him he’s not under investigation, so he can’t be* — that’s illogical,’ Cuomo said. ‘What’s being said right now is that the special counsel is looking at everything, including the circumstances around Comey’s firing. Doesn’t that make sense?’
Sekulow continued, saying that because the President had not been notified of any investigation, reports that he is the target of a probe must be false.”

-Lindsay Ellefson, “Cuomo, Trump lawyer clash over Russia probe,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, June 19, 2017 10:06am

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