"He's being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and the deputy attorney general recommended him to take, by the agency that recommended he take the action".
Barak Cohen, a former Justice Department lawyer and now a defence attorney specializing 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. "That's the constitutional threshold issue", Sekulow said.
"He's not being investigated!" he exclaimed.
Sekulow: No, Chris... let me crystal clear so you completely understand.
The president has denied that he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation and has also disputed that he's attempted to block the investigation into his campaign's possible role in Russia's election-related hacking.
When Wallace pointed out that Sekulow had appeared to agree in his answer that the president is under investigation, the lawyer grew flustered. "I don't think it serves him well".
Sekulow, who also is chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, insisted Trump was being ironic, not confirming the Post story, which Sekulow called "unsubstantiated". "We're agreed, then", Wallace said.
"But you don't know that he's not under investigation, right?"
Watch the whole combative exchange above, via Fox News.
"This is the first time the president's overall approval rating has hit the 50% mark since late April", the site states. "There's been no notification from the special counsel's office that the president is under investigation".
The president has directed some of his frustration at Rosenstein and Mueller. Sen.
The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the panel is looking forward to getting a response from the White House this week as to whether President Donald Trump has tapes of private conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who argued earlier this week a president can not be guilty of obstruction of justice even though Gingrich voted in favor of an obstruction count against former President Bill Clinton and the fact that former President Richard Nixon resigned rather than face impeachment for obstruction, said on ABC's "This Week" that though he has "no problem with Bob Mueller as a person ..." A source close to Trump's outside legal team, speaking anonymously, had said Friday the president was talking about the Post report.
"The president himself said he was going to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director regardless of whatever the deputy attorney general or the attorney general said".
Trump has denied making these comments, which Comey said he documented in contemporaneous memos.
In an interview with MSNBC host Lester Holt last month, Trump said he had already decided he would fire Comey before hearing any recommendations from Justice Department officials.
"He's not afraid of the investigation - there is no investigation", Sekulow said on NBC.
In a two-part tweet posted before 7 a.m., Trump wrote: "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt".
"But you're his attorney, and you're saying the president, when he said that, was not accurate?"
He said the "last thing we know is when he testified just a couple weeks back".