Rosenstein in a memorandum had made the case for the ouster of FBI Director James Comey. To make it even more hard, their client's public statements often threaten to undercut their work. But it is not all that different from the approach other Republicans take when it comes to dealing with facts and reality in other contexts - consider the climate change deniers, who cheerfully dismiss troubling scientific evidence, trusting the problem to take care of itself (or perhaps to be addressed by divine intervention).
"This is an individual as president of the United States, has the social media platform that reaches 107 million people instantaneously with a message", said Sekulow. "Good luck trying to represent him".
President Trump's lawyer pushing back from Trump's tweet Friday saying "I am being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, witch hunt".
Rosenstein is the official who appointed Robert Mueller as a special counsel to take over the FBI investigation. "If you were a target, if you were being investigated, you would be told really quickly into the investigation". While Mueller is ultimately accountable to Rosenstein and must run requests for resources and significant moves, like convening a grand jury or filing criminal charges, past him, Rosenstein is largely divorced from the day-to-day proceedings of the investigation.
"Number two, the actions the president took regarding the removal of James Comey from office after consultation with others in a deliberative process, is what presidents do, is not based on which an obstruction case could be based constitutionally".
But he contradicted himself on "Fox News Sunday", where he first told Fox News' Chris Wallace that Trump isn't being investigated, and later slipped and said he was - then conceded by saying he "read the mind" of the special prosecutor. "The tape will speak for itself; you said he is being investigated".
Through his campaign, Trump asserted the official jobless rate is phony because it leaves out millions who stopped looking for work. This weekend, it produced some of the more excruciating news coverage in recent memory as one of his lawyers, Jay Sekulow, was tendentiously grilled on the question of whether the president has conceded that he is under investigation.
In this case, though, Conway and Sekulow are basically saying to ignore the president's tweet. There's been no notification of an investigation.
Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria
The missile attack came amid recent confrontations in Syria between US -backed forces and Iranian-backed pro-government factions. The regional and global sponsors of the terrorists must receive the revealing message of the assault, ' he said.
There is a stigma attached to being an investigative subject.
Peter Carr, a spokesman for the Mueller team, declined to comment. That may be an understandable approach in such a high-profile matter, though not always an advisable one.
The assurances from Comey that the President wasn't under investigation were apparently no longer applicable, according to the Post report. Ron Wyden of OR noted that Mr. Sessions was relying on an "executive privilege" of the presidency not articulated by Mr. Trump, but he heatedly maintained his position. "When you became a sort of talking head and spokesperson - a PR person basically - you lose credibility and you confuse your role".
"I think it's really inevitable that he'll have to recuse himself", Kenneth McCallion, a former assistant USA attorney for NY during the Carter and Reagan administrations, concurred.
"I can not read the mind of the special prosecutor", he said.
"Boring" seems out of the question.
Sekulow has publicly criticized Comey, whom Trump fired.
WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump has given his legal team a clear direction: Fight, fight, fight. Well known in the Manhattan business circles that Trump inhabits, Kasowitz has a reputation as a bare-knuckles court brawler.
It seems to me largely semantics, but the is-he-or-isn't-he argument stems from the latest push by the White House.
Qatar earn second win at FIBA 3x3 World Cup
Qatar will take on Ukraine in their next match, the other unbeaten team in the group after two matches, to decide the topper. Team Pilipinas wraps up its preliminary assignments early Wednesday morning against Slovenia first and El Salvador later.
Severe weather expected to affect 60 million Americans Monday
Areas shaded in orange are under a severe thunderstorm warning , and areas shaded in pink are under a severe thunderstorm watch . Temperatures will still be on the warm side with highs in the mid 80s, but it will be noticeably less humid through the day.
Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain
Spanish media claimed the Real Madrid star must be in the courtroom in Pozuelo at 11am local time for the beginning of the case. Ronaldo, who played under Mourinho at the Bernabeu, has denied the charges and is threatening to leave Spain .
Ronaldo's Portugal held by Mexico at Confederations Cup
Alexis Nunes and Janusz Michallik break down Mexico's draw with Portugal and the use of VAR at the Confederations Cup . Cristiano Ronaldo dodged questions over his Real Madrid future as speculation continues to grow over his future.
Puerto Ricans vote for US statehood
"The current government of the Island entered the process and when it took longer than they wanted they chose to ignore the U.S. Should Puerto Rico be admitted to the union if a representative majority of its residents vote for it?
Carrie Fisher's autopsy shows she had cocaine, heroin
The results indicated that the 60-year-old actor had the three drugs in her system when she became ill on a flight last year. Fisher's drug abuse was well known previously, and she frequently discussed the diseases that challenged her in her work.
Acquires 1000 Shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)
Over the long run, the price of a stock will normally go up in lock step with its earnings (assuming the P/E ratio is constant). The retailer reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.04.