Trump-Russia inquiry: President’s ‘possible obstruction to be probed’
Donald Trump is under investigation. US President Donald Trump is being investigated by special recommend Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reports.
Citing unnamed officials, the newspaper says three senior intelligence officials have agreed to be interviewed by Mr. Mueller’s investigators.
Mr. Trump’s legal professional said the FBI’s leak to the newspaper was “outrageous”.
Mr. Mueller is overseeing an FBI inquiry into Russia’s alleged meddling the 2016 US election and any Trump hyperlinks to it.
President Trump has time and again denied any collusion with Russia. Donald Trump ‘investigated’ describing the ongoing inquiry as a “witch hunt”.
On Wednesday, the Washington publish described the choice through Mr. Mueller to investigate President Trump’s own conduct as a major turning point in the investigation, which until these days centered at the Russian angle.
Quoting the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the newspaper said Daniel Coats, possible obstruction of justice. The director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency, and Richard Ledgett, until recently Mr. Rogers’ deputy, agreed to be interviewed by investigators.
The unnamed officials advised the newspaper the obstruction of justice investigation began just days after President Trump fired former FBI director James Comey on 9 May.
Before the sacking, Mr. Trump had sought and received assurances from Mr. Comey that he personally was not under investigation.
Mr. Flynn was fired in February for failing to show the extent of his contacts with Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to Washington.
James Comey hinted at it. Washington insiders suspected it. Now the Washington Post is reporting it (through anonymous sources, of course) that, Donald Trump himself is under direct investigation for obstruction of justice by the special counsel’s office.
Take the ones previous assertions by means of the president that he’s not the target of law enforcement efforts, and throw them out the window.
Mr. Trump will genuinely insist that the inquiry into whether his campaign had ties to Russia is still a hoax perpetrated by using Democrats and a opposed media, and that the obstruction allegations are constructed on that empty foundation.
It’s all uncharted legal terrain. If the Washington Post is accurate, however, Mr. Mueller may be charting a course for the darkness.
President Trump has to this point made no comments on the latest report.
But a spokesman for Mr. Trump’s legal professional Marc Kasowitz responded angrily to the Washington Post story.
“The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and unlawful,” said spokesman Mark Corallo.
This is the latest news is the special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction. The investigation is underway…