Reuters reported on Thursday that "grand jury subpoenas have been issued related to June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Russian lawyers and others," citing "sources."
Earlier reports suggested that Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to look into the Russia collusion investigation, began investigating Trump Jr. and his Russian meeting.
President Donald Trump‘s legal team on Thursday made a statement about the reports that Mueller impaneled a grand jury as part of the ongoing investigation.
Trump attorney Jay Sekulow told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto that his team of attorneys was "not notified" that a grand jury had been summoned, but that it was "no surprise" that they hadn't been told.
“With respect to the impaneling of the grand jury, we have no reason to believe that the president is under investigation here,” Sekulow told Cavuto on Thursday after the news broke. “Grand juries are supposed to be secret proceedings. Evidently, they’re not so secret right now.”
Opting to see a silver lining, Sekulow claimed that he hopes the impaneling of the grand jury would "speed things up" and would move "the process forward."
Cavuto pressed Sekulow on whether or not he thought Trump would fire Mueller as a result of the grand jury subpoenas, but the Trump attorney claimed that the president isn't even considering the option.
“The president is not thinking about firing Bob Mueller,” Sekulow responded, and assured Cavuto that Trump's own lawyer, Ty Cobb, is "fully cooperating" with the investigation.
Sekulow doubled down on his defense that the president was not considering firing Mueller in conclusion.
"The speculation that’s out there is just incorrect," he said.
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