Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice
Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice
27 June, 2017, 03:01
In a pivotal shift in the investigation that has riveted Americans like no other in decades, senior intelligence officials have agreed to be interviewed by investigators working for the special counsel, Robert Mueller, the Post said.
The transition official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss post-election decisions publicly.
The revelation marks a significant twist in the investigation, which until recently had not included a personal examination of Trump himself.
Coats told associates that Trump had asked him if he could intervene with Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russian Federation probe, according to officials. Comey also testified he had told Trump he was not under investigation.
Mueller's investigators have asked for information and will talk to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.
Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations under investigation both by Congress and the FBI that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team.
Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective. "#MAGA", Trump tweeted later Thursday morning.
A spokesman for the DNI declined to comment to CNN. The president might want to consider finding an actual expert in criminal law to represent him; this investigation is extensive, serious and possibly career-ending for a growing list of figures, which now certainly includes the president.
Mr Trump previously claimed he was the victim of a "witch hunt" in May after Mr Mueller, a former FBI director, was appointed to lead an investigation into his campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation.
Comey testified Trump was not under investigation by the FBI as of May 9, but that he couldn't know if that was still the case after May 9.
Mueller's investigation appeared to be reaching a broadening circle of current and former officials. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Tuesday that Trump had "no intention" of firing Mueller "at this time". But as the legal rope has tightened, his allies have gone on the offensive, questioning the credibility of the special investigator Mueller, a respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who served under Republican president George W. Bush. However, the White House yesterday said the president had no plans to do so.
In a survey of registered voters, 45 percent said they trust Comey to tell the truth, while 32 percent said they trust Trump. It is unclear if McCabe, Comey's successor, has informed Trump of the change in the scope of the probe.
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The remarks come amid mounting criticism of Mrs May's potential deal with the DUP to form a majority government. It could "catapult Northern Ireland into a serious crisis and back onto our front pages", he wrote.
The timing - early in the morning - and the targets - seemingly Republican elected leaders - make this crime even more insidious. His doctors cautioned, however, that he remained in critical condition and would "be in the hospital for some time".
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The record number includes 22.5 million refugees, 40.3 million internally displaced people and 2.8 million asylum seekers. Tragically, 75,000 asylum claims were received from children travelling alone or separated from their parents.
He, Rijke and McGown were seized along with several other Westerners by a group of armed men while on the terrace of their hotel. Mr Rijke was freed in April 2015 by French special forces. "No single case concerned me more as foreign minister".
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Skoug said it was a matter of time before the Frogs, who scored seven of their runs with two outs, broke through against Kowar. TCU has never been to the finals, and for both teams, it would mean a shot at their first national championship .
Gasoline, however, remained one of the biggest upward contributors to inflation last month despite the weakened price growth. Vehicle and parts dealer sales fell 1.0 percent following a solid increase in March as consumers bought fewer new cars.
The FBI said it was investigating the shooter's "activities and social media impressions" in the months leading up to the attack. Clair County Sheriff's Department by her side, she said she felt "horrible" about the actions of her husband of almost 30 years.
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India bow out losing to Malaysia 2-3
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Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many
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