Trump said to be under probe for possible obstruction of justice

Posted June 26, 2017

Under oath last week, Comey testified to Congress that in a meeting with Trump, he was told by the president: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go".

No one but Mueller and his team know how the Russian Federation investigations will move forward, but one thing's for sure - it's going to take time, probably years. On three occasions, Comey said he was not.

Major news organizations - including the Washington Post - have announced that President Donald Trump is now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by special prosecution, Robert Mueller. "I'm not talking about anything else", Trump added.

Trump associates reportedly under scrutiny include Paul Manafort, who was Trump's campaign manager, and former advisers Roger Stone and Carter Page.

United States national intelligence director Daniel Coats, National Security Agency chief Mike Rogers, and Richard Ledgett, who recently quit as NSA deputy director, have agreed to speak to investigators, the Post reported.

The Times and CNN both said in their lawsuits that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has not turned over documents and has failed to properly respond to their Freedom of Information Act requests.

Trump wasn't under investigation personally prior to Comey's firing on May 9.

During the 1990s, President Bill Clinton and supporters protested the investigation of independent counsel Kenneth Starr, which began as a probe of the Whitewater real estate deal and ended with Clinton's impeachment on charges of perjury and obstruction regarding his relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky.

Consider that paragraph. And consider we are less than 150 days into Trump's presidency and this - an investigation by a special counsel who also happens to be the former FBI director - is where he finds himself. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said. At his testimony in front of Congress last week, Comey said he believed Trump fired him as a result of how he was handling the Russian Federation probe.

Comey said he typed notes describing the conversations because he was anxious Trump "might lie" later about them.

Trump appeared unbowed by the new revelations.

Examining such possible charges will allow investigators to interview key people within the administration including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Rosenstein and possibly Trump, the source told Reuters.

That doesn't mean Trump is guilty.

Vice-Chairman Mark Warner, a Democrat, emphasised that he was "concerned" the president did not realise the severity of the alleged threat from Russian interference in U.S. elections.