President Trump‘s legal team is now weighing in on the breaking news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury as part of his ongoing Russia investigation.
Attorney Jay Sekulow told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto that his team was not notified that a grand jury was being summoned and that it was “no surprise” that they weren’t told.
“With respect to the impaneling of the grand jury, we have no reason to believe that the president is under investigation here,” Sekulow stated.
Cavuto cited the Reuters report that subpoenas were issued surrounding Donald Trump Jr.‘s meeting with a Russian lawyer back in June 2016, which Sekulow responded by saying he’s hearing what everyone is hearing.
“Grand juries are supposed to be secret proceedings,” he reacted. “Evidently they’re not so secret right now.”
Sekulow hopes that this grand jury will “speed things up” in “moving the process forward.”
When asked about whether Trump would fire Mueller, Sekulow denied that such an option is on the table.
“The president is not thinking about firing Bob Mueller,” he insisted. “The speculation that’s out there is just incorrect.”
He assured Cavuto that Trump’s personal lawyer Ty Cobb is fully cooperating with Mueller’s investigation.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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