Cuomo, Trump lawyer clash over Russian Federation probe

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Jay Sekulow on CBS'Face the Nation on Sunday

Courtesy of CBS News Face the Nation Jay Sekulow on CBS'Face the Nation on Sunday

Last week, the Washington Post reported Mueller is investigating the president for obstruction of justice in light of his firing of former FBI Director James Comey, something the president's legal team is denying.

Sekulow renewed the suggestion that Trump fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director at the recommendation of the deputy attorney general. The lessons of history suggest such traumas raise questions of political legitimacy and constitutional process that have the potential to sour life in Washington for years in the future.

The current secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, while speaking to Pete Hegseth on Fox News Radio's "Klimeade and Friends", on Friday, said that he believes that the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, to investigate the alleged collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, and the recent obstruction of justice allegations, should be given a fair chance and some time, before being overturned.

Wallace noted that the "tape will speak for itself". Of course, as the professor points out, Rosenstein's recusal is not terribly pressing, since the appointment of a special counsel removed him from the investigation anyway. President Donald Trump, whose combative instincts are to lash out and not retreat, has given his legal team a clear direction: fight, fight, fight. Ironic, because there are so many similarities between the two: a president known for telling lies, under investigation for obstruction of justice, who tries to get off the hook by firing Justice Department officials leading the investigation.

"Why don't you just pick up the phone and call Bob Mueller and ask whether or not your client has any role in their investigation?"

Sekulow says that Trump hasn't been notified of any investigation.

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Schmidt also criticized the President's travel ban , as "discriminatory and anti-globalization" and his policy on H-1B visas. Trump was flanked by Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella , during a brief period open to reporters.


On the Sunday morning shows, Sekulow was forced to go toe-to-toe with news anchors who seemed generally aghast at the case he was trying to make.

"Well you haven't hired us, because we represent the President of the United States", Sekulow replied.

"If the president thinks he can fire Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and replace him with someone who will shut down the investigation, he's in for a rude awakening", Sen. Robert Mueller, right, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 19, 2013. "And I think the answer is they want to lay the foundation to discredit whatever Bob Mueller comes up with". Angus King, an independent from ME, stressed that the probe will likely last for a long time. Or even, "If your lawyer is explaining that he didn't say what he said the last time he was explaining ..."

The bipartisan measure, approved 98-2, now awaits action by the House.

Kushner's contacts with Russians during the transition have been scrutinized as part of the widening probes into whether Trump's team coordinated with Moscow during the election.

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