In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

America is edging ever closer to a new long, national nightmare, given President Donald Trump's explosive response to signs that special counsel Robert Mueller is approaching the epicenter of White House power.

Trump has hinted that he may have taped conversations with Comey - in which the ex-FBI chief says the president pressured him for his loyalty and on the Russian Federation investigation while also urging him to drop a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

The president wrote on Twitter: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

Trump appointed Mueller as special counsel after sacking Comey who had been heading the Russian Federation probe into Moscow's alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election. He said the tweet last Friday from Trump was specifically directed at a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling.

President Donald Trump just expanded his legal team, but one of his lawyers appears to be out of touch with reality.

On "Fox & Friends" Monday, Sekulow says that when people study the 2016 presidential election, they'll look back at Trump's communications as "the most successful utilization of social media platforms and communication in our lifetime". "The president is not a subject or target of investigation." he told CNN's Jake Tapper.

Barak Cohen, a former Justice Department lawyer and now a defence attorney specialising in white-collar crime and investigations, said there was no requirement that the special counsel notify Trump he was under investigation, so the lack of such notice meant nothing.

Comey had testified that as of the time he was sacked by Trump on May 9, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was not investigating Trump, but the Post story said that changed days later with Comey's firing.

Trump's statements on Twitter are a sign of his frustration with the Russian Federation allegations, said former Republican Speaker Newt Gingrich, on ABC's "This Week". "Does he believe the president, who says there's no wrongdoing here, or does he go after the president in the way James Comey wants him to do?"

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.

The committee sent a bipartisan letter this month to White House counsel Don McGahn seeking an answer by this Friday.

"And if we can't get an answer, then I think we'll ultimately need to subpoena those potential documents to make sure that we have them". He has used the term repeatedly-notably on Thursday, when he said the "single greatest witch hunt in American political history" is being led by "very bad and conflicted people".

"I can not read the mind of the special prosecutor", Sekulow said.

"Witch hunt' is how Trump characterizes the probe into Russia's election interference and possible ties to his campaign associates".

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