Report: Special counsel investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

According to the Washington Post, U.S. President Donald Trump is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice. The investigation is being conducted by U.S. Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller.
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U.S. Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump obstructed justice by intervening in the probe into Russia’s involvement in the election campaign, according to the Washington Post. The newspaper reported on Thursday that Mueller summoned three former and current senior intelligence officials for interviews about the investigation: Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and former NSA Director Richard Ledgett.

Coats, Rogers and Ledgett were not involved in Trump’s election campaign but there is a possibility that they were involved in the alleged attempts to get former FBI Director James Comey to back off the probe into Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Last week, Coats and Rogers refused to answer questions about the matter in front of Congress. Mueller’s office has asked the NSA for all of the documents and memos regarding interactions between the White House and the agency.

Mueller’s decision to question the three top intelligence officials is one of his first public actions since becoming the special counsel overseeing this investigation about a month ago. This dramatic development indicates that Mueller has moved from investigating whether there were ties between Moscow and members of Trump’s election campaign that advanced the then-Republican candidate in the race to focusing on the U.S. president himself and his alleged attempts to torpedo the probe.



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