President Trump Is Being Investigated for Obstruction of Justice

President Trump Is Being Investigated for Obstruction of Justice

President Trump Is Being Investigated for Obstruction of Justice

Also Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley said his panel will investigate the removal of former FBI Director James Comey and "any alleged improper partisan interference in law enforcement investigations".

Trump took to his Twitter account Thursday morning to denounce the report. The Post cited five people briefed on the requests by Mueller's team, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Looking into whether Trump obstructed justice means that Mueller is also examining the circumstances surrounding Comey's firing, which was obviously not part of the original federal probe led by Comey when he still had a job as FBI director. Last week, Comey testified in a Senate hearing that he believed he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation". Trump - while not under oath, it's worth noting - has insisted flatly that he had never urged Comey to slow or stop the Flynn investigation.

President Donald Trump made a surprising comment about the possible investigation into obstruction of justice for firing former FBI Director James Comey.

Consider that paragraph. And consider we are less than 150 days into Trump's presidency and this - an investigation by a special counsel who also happens to be the former FBI director - is where he finds himself.

The White House has directed questions to outside legal counsel, which has not responded.

Regardless of the outcome, the specter of Mueller examining the possibility of obstruction of justice appeared to be a new blow to Trump, whose first five months in office have been clouded by federal and congressional probes into the Russian Federation issue. But, what it does is take this special counsel investigation all the way into the Oval Office - a place where it hasn't gone before.

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Cullen, who supported Trump's rival Jeb Bush during the race for the Republican presidential nomination, also represented Tom DeLay, a Texas Republican and former majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, during the investigation into corrupt Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The transition, a nonprofit structurally separate from the Trump campaign, continues to operate with a small staff. Just before the story broke, Trump wrote a pair of angry tweets, suggesting that Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the election, should be under investigation instead of him. The memo asks for preservation of electronic communications and data, telephone logs, audio recordings, videos, calendars and other items.

Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believes Trump fired him last month because he resisted a request to drop the Russian Federation investigation, especially as it related to former national security adviser Michael.

This is what he said in May.

The Washington Post, citing unidentified officials, reported on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the Republican president for possible obstruction of justice.

"Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" he asked at one point.

"They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story", Trump tweeted.

Trump writes, "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!"

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