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Trump lawyer denies president is a probe target

President Donald Trump and his son Barron Trump walk to Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 17, 2017, en route to Camp David in Maryland. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of President Donald Trump's outside legal team says the president isn't under federal investigation. The statement comes even though Trump himself has suggested that he is.

The attorney, Jay Sekulow, appeared on several Sunday news programs to counter the impression that Trump has acknowledged he's become a target of the expanding Russia probe.

Last week, Trump sent a tweet referring to being the victim of a "witch hunt."

But Sekulow said repeatedly Sunday that "the president has not been and is not under investigation." He says the Trump tweet was specifically directed at a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling.

Sekulow says that Trump hasn't been notified of any investigation.

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