Nobody wants to undermine Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia-U.S. election probe, but the media has been accusing President Donald Trump of committing acts that do not constitute obstruction of justice, one of his attorneys, Jay Sekulow said Monday.
“The president of the United States takes action after receiving a memorandum from his attorney general, a letter actually from his attorney general and memorandum from his deputy attorney general,” Sekulow told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” program.
“In that letter, there’s recommendation for the removal of James Comey. He had been thinking about that as well.”
Then, Sekulow continued, Trump took their recommendations to remove Comey, and “now according to The Washington Post’s theory, he’s under investigation for taking the action that the Department of Justice told him to take.”
But when one looks at that matter that way, “there’s nothing to investigate,” said Sekulow. “That’s constitutional rights and protections under the president’s authority as commander in chief.”
Sekulow also defended Trump’s use of social media, saying he does not tell him what to write or not write, after the president last week tweeted that he was under investigation for firing Comey.
“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.
“Number two, I think when you study elections, 10 years from now, five years from now in government courses and political management courses, what the president did utilizing social media will be in the history books as the most successful utilization of social media platforms and communication in our lifetime.” full story