Trump Is Now Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice


The Washington Post, citing unidentified officials, reported on Wednesday special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the Republican president for possible obstruction of justice.

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.

"The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired", Feinstein said.

Trump also attacked the media Friday morning. "Nice, ' Trump tweeted, later repeating his accusation that the probe is a 'witch hunt". Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Comey's firing, many in Trump's orbit - including his son Donald Trump Jr. and adviser Newt Gingrich - have deemed Mueller biased and worthy of dismissal. That, not a political witch hunt, is what the nation needs.

The Associated Press and other news organizations have also reported that Kushner in December proposed a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin.

Moscow also refuted the allegations of interfering in the 2016 presidential election and called them absurd.

Special counsel is investigating Kushner's business dealings
The inquiry has expanded to include an examination of whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice, The Post reported Wednesday. Attorney Jay Sekulow appeared on several news programs Sunday and Monday to say Trump is not under federal investigation.

In another tweet earlier Friday, Trump writes, "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' nobody has been able to show any proof".

His comments follow revelations that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, has not said what exactly prompted him to appoint Mr. Mueller, his decision came after The New York Times published details about an Oval Office meeting Mr. Comey had with the president at the White House in February.

Gingrich, the former House speaker whose wife is seeking Senate approval to become the USA ambassador to the Vatican, continued to defend Trump Thursday morning.

But at the White House today, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders acknowledged to reporters that Mueller had been at the White House - just the day before he was appointed as Special Counsel.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Cohen has worked for Trump since the mid-2000s and was active in the campaign.