Attorney Jay Sekulow has joined President Trump’s legal team, reports WORLD magazine.
Sekulow, who divides his time between homes in Franklin and Washington, D.C., is chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and a radio broadcaster. He is known for his defense of religious liberty and has argued 12 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Trump’s legal team is defending the president amid accusations of Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election and Trump’s possible knowledge of it.
In an opinion piece published Friday by Fox News, Sekulow said that fired FBI director James Comey’s case against Trump “collapsed like a house of a cards” when Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week on the matter.
“Not only did Comey’s testimony clear President Trump – admitting under oath that the President was not under any investigation – his testimony unmasked Comey’s real motivation in all of this,” Sekulow wrote.
Comey’s admission that he leaked privileged documents “is the most compelling evidence yet that Comey was anything but independent in his position at the FBI,” Sekulow said, describing the leaking as an effort to damage Trump.
Sekulow continued, “There’s no question about it. Comey craves the spotlight. Comey likes to be the center of attention. And his decision to appear yesterday before the Senate committee was an opportunity to even the score against a President who correctly fired him last month. It was revenge – pure and simple.”
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, Sekulow said that Trump has made it clear he will testify under oath if necessary.
“I find it ironic that people are questioning the president when he said he would do that, yet Secretary Clinton, when she was under investigation by James Comey, was not put under oath,” Sekulow said.