Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice

The Post reported that Mueller and his team are interviewing senior intelligence officials about Trump's role.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an informal Trump adviser, tweeted Monday, "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair".

Asked whether Trump's actions rose to the level of obstruction of justice, Comey testified last week: "I don't know".

The report stated that Trump was angered when he learned of the relationship and made plans to dump Mueller before being convinced it would be a disastrous move.

"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", the president told Comey, according to testimony the former director gave before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last Thursday.

They say Trump did not collude with Russian Federation and see the investigation as a politically motivated sham that handicaps Trump's ability to execute his agenda, according to one person who advises the White House on how to handle the probe.

Chatter surfaced earlier this week that the president was considering firing Mueller.

Mr Mueller, a widely respected former head of the FBI, has now taken up the angle of possible efforts by Mr Trump to obstruct justice in the investigation, the Post said.

President Trump has railed against the Russian Federation investigation, describing it as a "witch hunt". Comey had been leading the FBI investigation into Trump's campaign team, and whether it colluded with the Kremlin during the 2016 election, when he was dismissed on May 9.

Kinzinger, who has said he didn't vote for Trump, has given him measured praise at times. Trump said he felt "vindicated" by Comey's testimony.

Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor, has allegedly broadened the FBI's investigation to include the US President.

The NSA said in a statement that the "NSA will fully cooperate with the special counsel".

Comey had previously assured Trump he was not under investigation. Paul Rothstein of Georgetown University, who affirmed the legality of a hypothetical Mueller firing, but noted the "tremendous political repercussions".

"I personally think it would be a very significant mistake", Ruddy said.

Rosenstein is charged with Mueller's fate because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all matters having to do with the Trump-Russia investigation.

Comey also testified he had told Trump he was not under investigation.

Jeffrey Toobin, a CNN legal analyst, said last month that Trump's request for Pence and Sessions to scram "suggests consciousness of guilt".

Trump has the power to unilaterally remove Mueller from the job, but legal experts argue that would create a crisis in American institutions.

  • Leroy Wright