We all heard it when President Donald Trump tweeted that he was under investigation “I am being investigated” this week.
However,a representative from Trump’s legal team said Trump is not under investigation, despite the President tweeting “I am being investigated” this week.
The lawyer, Jay Sekulow, contended the tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation, but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post.
“That tweet was in response to a Washington Post story that ran with five unnamed sources,” Sekulow said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Trump tweeted prior to this: “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt”
The Washington Post story cited five officials who had been briefed on interview requests from special counsel Robert Mueller with three top intelligence officials to see if Trump had attempted to obstruct justice.
Trump’s tweets following the report appeared to confirm the investigation, but his lawyer said it only appeared that way because of the character limit on Twitter. Sekulow added that Trump is “very effective” with his use of social media.
“There’s a limitation on Twitter, as we all know,” Sekulow said. “The President’s response was as it related to the Washington Post report. He cannot in a Twitter statement include all of that in there. … That’s it. Simple explanation.”