Published: Sat, June 17, 2017
Local | By Ada Griffith

Trump Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice


Unfortunately for Trump, that seems to have changed shortly after he treated Comey to his signature catchphrase: Anonymous officials are telling the Washington Post that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether the president's conduct towards Comey constituted obstruction of justice.

All that was before this new report that Mueller was investigating Trump's own behavior and conduct in office.

Specifically, they write, "five people briefed" say that Mueller's team will soon interview Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers, along with Rogers's former deputy, who recently left the government. "The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy and it's unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI".

Then, according to Entous's sources ("officials" familiar with Coats's description of what happened), Trump "started complaining about the FBI investigation and Comey's handling of it".

News that Mueller is now investigating Trump for obstruction of justice comes amid reports that Trump has discussed whether to remove the special counsel.

"The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", a spokesman for Trump's legal team, Mark Corallo, said. The difference here is that, so far as we know, Coats refused to carry out Trump's request.

A spokesman for the DNI declined to comment to CNN.

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Marc Kasowitz, the president's personal counsel, denounced this latest leak, which appears to emanate from the Senate Intelligence Committee. When asked about a letter he wrote recommending firing Comey, Rosenstein said that Mueller could be looking into the decision-making process for the firing - and he was therefore "not at liberty to talk about that now".

For most of this year, we now know, President Donald Trump's repeated insistence that he wasn't under investigation in the Russian Federation scandal was in fact true.

Mueller met with Sens.

During later testimony before the Senate Intelligence Commitee, Comey called the president a liar, said Trump had tried to cultivate a "patronage" relationship with him, and pressured the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to shut down parts of the inquiry tied to Flynn.

"It's my judgment that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation", Comey said.

In the wake of Comey's dismissal, the Justice Department named Mueller, a former FBI director, to head a federal probe into the Russian Federation issue.

Comey would not say in his testimony last week whether he thought the president sought to obstruct justice, but added it would be up to special counsel Mueller "to sort that out". "I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning", Comey told the committee.

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