President Trump May Be Under Investigation for Possible Obstruction of Justice

Frederick Owens
June 15, 2017

The two senators have overseen a series of explosive public hearings into the Russian Federation issue and have publicly asked to meet meet with Mr. Mueller several times since his appointment last month in the wake of President Trump's dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.

Horwitz is one of the journalists who worked on the Washington Post report headlined "Special Counsel Is Investigating Trump For Possible Obstruction of Justice, Officials Say".

Trump can not directly dismiss Mueller. The White House said he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the contacts he had with Russia's ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak, before Trump took office.

The responsibility for appointing (or theoretically firing) Mueller lies with Rosenstein because his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, recused himself in March from all investigations involving Russian Federation and the 2016 elections. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the committee, in a secure room. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland called it the "height of arrogance" for Sessions not to be present.

Mr Sessions vigorously denied having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the US.

The Post, citing unnamed sources, said the investigation into the president's own conduct began shortly after Trump fired Comey on May 9.

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"It makes sense to point out any level of bias, to highlight any biases inherent in Mueller and this probe in order to force him to be transparent", Gingrich said.

Just guessing Coats and Rogers will have to answer all the questions they declined to answer before a Senate panel last week. In testimony last week, Mr. Comey admitted he'd already handed the actual memos to Mr. Mueller. Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats is reportedly cooperating with the investigation, as he has information that could be key to understanding if Trump did attempt to impede the investigation into Russian Federation and the election. Until now, it was examining Russia's alleged efforts to tilt last November's presidential election Mr Trump's way and whether the winner's campaign was involved in any way.

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director also testified that the agency had believed Sessions was "inevitably going to recuse" for reasons he could not elaborate on.

"Didn't do it myself, for a variety of reasons", Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8.

At a Senate appropriations committee hearing, Rosenstein hinted - without confirming directly - that Mueller's investigation could probe deep into Trump's White House.

Despite the speculation, Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Tuesday that "while the president has the right to [fire Mueller], he has no intention to do so".

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