Special counsel Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice


20 June, 2017

On Friday, Donald Trump posted a message on his Twitter account appearing to confirm that he was being investigated for obstruction of justice, as a Washington Post scoop had reported two days earlier. The tweet was not confirmation that the president or his attorney has been informed by the Department of Justice or Mueller that Trump is the subject of an investigation.

Yet, recent reports indicate there might have been an exchange between the president with Mr. Coats, in an attempt to persuade former FBI director James Comey to halt investigations into, former National Security officer, Mr. Flynn, writes The Guardian.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought 13 lawyers on board to handle the Russian Federation investigation, with plans to hire more, according to his spokesman Peter Carr. Comey testified that the member of his leadership team said that although it was true at the moment that Trump was not under investigation, it was possible that could change.

There is no evidence against the officials of any particular involvement with Trump's campaign.

Sanders told reporters during an off-camera gaggle Thursday that the meeting should not be considered a conflict-of-interest since Trump was not aware that special counsel would be named.

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's outside attorney, Marc Kasowitz, slammed the Post's reporting.

Mueller has assembled a high-powered team of top investigators and leading experts, including seasoned attorneys who've represented major American companies in court and who have worked on cases ranging from Watergate to the Enron fraud scandal.

US Senate Overwhelmingly Backs Stronger Sanctions Against Russia, Iran
By tying Iran and Russian Federation together, Congress has made it more hard for Trump to oppose the action. In a televised addressed, he said that sanctions would violate the Iran deal signed by President Obama.

It has become the story that just won't die for the White House as Donald Trump deals with the scandal involving Russian Federation. "Witch Hunt", the president wrote.

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". Last month, Rosenstein sent a memo to Trump raising concerns over FBI Director James Comey - concerns the White House then cited as a central reason for Comey's firing.

Trump spoke to Coats and Rogers about the Russian Federation investigation, according to officials.

The transition official said the organization has also separately asked the General Services Administration to preserve records from the Trump transition that were transferred to its facilities after the inauguration.

US President Donald Trump and his senior advisor Jared Kushner, who is also his son-in-law.

Trump, however, referred to the Post's reporting as a "phony" story in a tweet Thursday. He declined to comment on the disclosure.

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