Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

Geronimo Vena
Giugno 16, 2017

Specifically, Mueller will explore the possibility that Trump obstructed justice.

Mr. Trump did receive assurances that he wasn't personally under investigation, as fired FBI Director James Comey reiterated in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week. The New York Times also reported the story.

According to the Washington Post, Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency, and Richard Ledgett, the former deputy director at the NSA, agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators as early as this week.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller, hinted broadly that the special counsel investigation could be looking at Trump during a House committee hearing on Tuesday. No longer is he merely focused on Moscow's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, meaning Mueller appears also to be zeroing in on Trump's actions since taking office on January 20.

Mr Sessions yesterday vehemently denied any collusion with Russian Federation to tilt last year's election in Mr Trump's favour, branding the suggestion an "appalling and detestable lie". Or so says the president, anyway.

Comey told Congress last week that he leaked his memos of his conversations Trump to a friend after a tweet by the president suggested he may have taped the conversations. On June 2, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was ordered to process CNN's request "as quickly as practicable", and six days later, the Federal Bureau of Investigation told CNN they would, but didn't say when the response would come, the lawsuit says.

"I've talked with Director Mueller about this", Rosenstein told AP.

Citing unidentified "officials", the Post reported Mueller's probe has taken a dramatic turn.

In a dramatic and packed Senate hearing, Sessions vowed to defend his honour "against scurrilous and false allegations" and declared it a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion between Russian Federation and the election campaign that sent Trump to the White House.

"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.

Sessions was sworn in February 9 but did not actually step away from the investigation until March 2, the day after The Washington Post reported on his two previously undisclosed Kislyak meetings.

During his questions, Cotton noted there's still no public evidence that anyone in the Trump campaign actively colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

"Leak was probably a response to stories about POTUS firing Mueller", the source texted reporter Jonathan Swan.

The leaders of the Senate Intelligence committee said in a statement issued Wednesday that they "look forward to future engagements" with Robert Mueller.

On Monday, Rogers met with the Senate Intelligence Committee behind closed doors, and the committee's chairman, Sen.

Sessions declined to answer those questions and Democrats made clear they objected.

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