Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Special Counsel Examining Trump for Possible Obstruction of Justice

U.S. President Trump is being Investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for possible Obstruction of Justice, according to unidentified officials.

Mueller is investigating alleged Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and possible Collusion with Members of the Trump Campaign. Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress last week he believes he was Fired by Trump to Undermine the Agency’s Russia Probe.

The Washington Post, citing five people briefed on the Requests who spoke on Condition of Anonymity, said 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, had agreed to be Interviewed by Mueller’s Investigators as early as this week.

The Obstruction of Justice Investigation into Trump began days after Comey was Fired on May 9th, according to people familiar with the matter, the Washington Post said. Trump’s Legal Team quickly Denounced the Report on Wednesday. “The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal,” a spokesman for Trump’s Legal team, Mark Corallo, said.

While a Sitting President is unlikely to face Criminal Prosecution, Obstruction of Justice could form the Basis for Impeachment. Any such step would face a Steep Hurdle as it would require Approval by the U.S. House of Representatives, which is controlled by Trump’s Fellow Republicans.

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