Trump Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice

Trump Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice

Trump Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice

The issue came up in large part because Christopher Ruddy, the chief executive of Newsmax Media and a friend of Donald Trump, had raised the possibility on Monday that Trump might fire Mueller, who was recently appointed to lead the investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 presidential election.

The news came the same week as Trump friend Chris Ruddy floated the possibility that Trump would fire Mueller, who was appointed to head up the investigation after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

Mueller is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

And on Monday, a close friend of Trump's said the president is considering firing Mueller, a move that echoes Richard Nixon ordering the termination of the special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal.

"The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", said Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's legal team.

"I don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation I had with the President was an effort to obstruct", Comey said.

The appearances, however, are likely to be overshadowed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions' public appearance at a Senate intelligence committee hearing.

Rosenstein was acting, because Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from acting in the Russia investigation after it was revealed he had held two meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before the November 8, 2016 election.

"Director Mueller is going to have the full degree of independence that he needs to conduct that investigation appropriately", Rosenstein said.

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.

"I do know that he did interview him, I believe, the day before he was named as special counsel, and beyond that and what I said earlier, I don't have anything to add", Sanders said.

The shift toward investigating the president began days after Trump fired James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director on May 9, the Post said. Mr Mueller is now heading an investigation into whether Trump campaign advisers colluded with Russian operatives to influence the 2016 U.S. election.

Why would Trump consider firing Mueller? .

Trump previously suggested that the Flynn investigation be dropped, Comey alleged.

Republicans in Congress are also shaking off the notion that Trump could fire Mueller.

Trump said in mid-May the special counsel's probe would show there was "no collusion" between his campaign and a foreign power.

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