Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

by Abel Hampton June 20, 2017, 1:04

But Senate investigators continue to press other top officials of the U.S. Intelligence Community for details about their own recent contacts with President Trump, which have been reported to include appeals to help end the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Russian election meddling.

Other mainstream media have confirmed this significant escalation of the investigations by Mueller.

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Comey had presented no evidence to prove that Moscow meddled in the USA election, adding that Washington had tried to influence Russian elections "year after year".

Trump ignored shouted questions from reporters about the ongoing Russian Federation controversy as he departed the White House Friday for Miami. "Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?", Trump tweeted just before 4 p.m. EDT. All week, some of Trump's most ardent defenders, including his son Donald Trump Jr., his White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and friend and occasional adviser Newt Gingrich have questioned the probe in similar ways. That, not a political witch hunt, is what the nation needs.

Mueller met Wednesday with the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee in an effort to ensure their investigations don't conflict.

Major news organizations - including the Washington Post - have announced that President Donald Trump is now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by special prosecution, Robert Mueller.

The transition official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss post-election decisions publicly.

The second, the source continued, is whether if any potential offences were committed, Trump or others attempted to cover them up or obstruct the investigation into them.

"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

Examining such possible charges will allow investigators to interview key administration figures including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and possibly Trump himself, said the source familiar with the Mueller investigation.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, also has retained an attorney to represent him. He has already been subpoenaed by the House intelligence committee.

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