WASHINGTON (AP) — The Newest on the investigation into Russia’s interference within the election and ties to Trump marketing campaign associates (all occasions native):
A member of President Donald Trump’s outdoors authorized group says the president isn’t underneath federal investigation.
The assertion comes despite the fact that Trump himself has recommended that he’s.
The lawyer, Jay Sekulow, appeared on a number of Sunday information packages to counter the impression that Trump has acknowledged he’s turn into a goal of the increasing Russia probe.
Final week, Trump despatched a tweet referring to being the sufferer of a “witch hunt.” However Sekulow stated repeatedly Sunday that “the president has not been and isn’t beneath investigation.” He says the Trump tweet was particularly directed at a narrative in The Washington Submit concerning the increasing probe into Russia’s election meddling.
Sekulow says that Trump hasn’t been notified of any investigation.
Sen. Marco Rubio says it’s greatest for the nation to let the FBI’s investigation into Russia meddling within the 2016 presidential election take its course, and the Florida Republican tells CNN’s “State of the Union” that’s what he’d advise President Donald Trump.
Rubio says Trump firing former FBI Director James Comey hasn’t impeded the FBI’s or the Senate intelligence committee’s investigations into Russia’s position within the 2016 marketing campaign.
Rubio says: “If it concerned working with People, whether or not wittingly or unwittingly, that must be a part of” the investigation.
Trump insists his marketing campaign had nothing to do with Russian efforts to undermine credibility within the U.S. election.
Rubio says it’s necessary for the American individuals to understand how the Russians interfered as a result of we’ve extra elections arising.
The highest Democrat on the Home intelligence committee says the panel is wanting ahead to getting a response from the White Home this week as as to if President Donald Trump has tapes of personal conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey.
Rep. Adam Schiff says he needs the White Home to acknowledge the tapes or clarify there are not any tapes and “it was an idle menace.”
The panel despatched a bipartisan letter this month to White Home counsel Don McGahn in search of a solution by this Friday.
The committee additionally despatched a letter to Comey asking for any notes or memos. Schiff says if the panel can’t get a solution then he believes a subpoena can be…