Even after the President himself tweeted about being under investigation in relation to the summary dismissal of FBI Chief James Comey, his attorney has done an about face and denied that it is true. He was speaking on Fox News Sunday where specific questions about the alleged investigation were asked of him. The president's earlier tweet, which appeared to term the investigation as a 'witch hunt' was not directly in response to any queries regarding the same put to him, said the attorney. Meanwhile, the rumors doing the rounds are indicating that Trump is being investigated for obstruction of justice with respect to the firing.
A response to media reports, says attorney
In what seems an unconvincing explanation at best, defense attorney Jay Sekulow chose to defend his President by categorically denying that there was any investigation being carried out against him. Rumors have run rampant about such an investigation after James Comey was fired from his post very suddenly, leading to dramatic series of events which included Comey's testimony. Trump's tweet about the witch hunt only served to confirm the reports. However, Sekulow has said that the tweet was the President's response to a media article about the non- existent investigation, a direct critique of the lack of authentic sources for the news that was published.
However, what needs to be mentioned is that the 'witch hunt' reference was not a one- off tweet. It showed up again on the President's Twitter page when he said that the 'distraction of the witch hunt' would not divert him from his Make America Great mission.
Sources confirm the investigation
Meanwhile, other sources have said that the President is indeed under investigation for the highly unconventional firing of the FBI Chief. Comey has gone on record saying that the reason for his dismissal was his refusal to accede to the President's request for him to drop the Russia investigation. Meanwhile, it is no secret that there are both Senate and House committees that are investigating the President. These investigations are focused upon the alleged links with Russians that some people in Trump's campaign team maintained before the elections.
While Sekulow did brush off all allegations of investigations being carried out into the President's actions, he did later let slip about an obstruction of justice investigation that may be directed at Trump. The contradiction makes it difficult to take Sekulow's words at face value.