Donald Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russia investigators
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 17, 2017,
Jun 17, 2017, 19:22
President Donald Trump complained on social media about the wide-ranging investigation of Russian interference in the US election as Robert Mueller appeared to widen his probe to include whether Trump tried to obstruct justice.
The emergence of the obstruction of justice inquiry may make it harder for Trump to have Mueller removed.
Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believes Trump fired him last month because he resisted a request to drop the Russian Federation investigation, especially as it related to former national security adviser Michael.
Trump previously suggested that the Flynn investigation be dropped, Comey alleged.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) responded to President Donald Trump's weird Friday statement that appeared to confirm he's the subject of an obstructive of justice investigation, urging Congress to take precautions against any presidential interference.
Trump's tweets come after the top lawyer for his transition team warned the organization's officials to preserve all records and other materials related to the Russian Federation probe.
While a sitting president is unlikely to face criminal prosecution, obstruction of justice could form the basis for impeachment.
Supporters of Trump condemned the news leaks regarding the new investigation.
The new allegations against Trump center on his own admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation, and suggestions he asked several top intelligence officials for their help altering the inquiry's direction. "Witch Hunt" he tweeted from the White House shortly before leaving for Miami.
For months now it's been his mission for it to be stated publicly that he is not personally under investigation. He testified that he leaked information about the notes through a friend to the Times to increase pressure for the appointment of a special prosecutor after he concluded Trump's administration "defamed" him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after his May 9 firing.
Comey was later sacked, with Trump acknowledging that the Russian investigation was on his mind when he chose to dismiss him.
Mr. Mueller's investigation appeared to be reaching a circle of current and former officials.
In addition, officials also said investigators have been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates.
A source on Trump's legal team claimed the president was referring to a Washington Post story "from the other night" rather than confirming he is being investigated.