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He asked for it: Trump now under investigation for obstruction of justice

15 Juin 2017

Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy set off a firestorm when he suggested that President Trump might fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who's overseeing the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

Mr Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

(CNN) Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy created a storm of controversy when he suggested Monday that President Trump was contemplating firing the newly appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, a man destined to be a festering thorn in the side of the Trump administration for months or years to come.

"The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", a spokesperson for Mr Trump's personal lawyer told the Post.

The investigation into obstruction of justice into Trump started days after Comey was let go on May 9, people familiar with the matter told The Post.

According to the unnamed sources who spoke to The Washington Post, an obstruction of justice investigation began mere days after Trump fired Comey.

The NSA said in a statement that the "NSA will fully cooperate with the special counsel".

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There's still an open question as to what, exactly, could happen if Mr Mueller does find the president violated the law in acting to disrupt an ongoing investigation.

Accounts by Comey and other officials of their conversations with the president could become central pieces of evidence if Mueller decides to pursue an obstruction case. Sessions cited the policy of the Justice Department, but also said that he did not want to limit Trump's ability to invoke executive privilege. Apparently that was true all along, until Trump fired Comey and allegedly cited the Russian Federation investigation as a reason.

"It would be the normal course if you were looking at this current situation and you have the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation saying, 'Oh, the president said this to me, I was feeling uncomfortable about it, ' that [Mueller] would include a look at that", Wu said. A highly regarded Justice Department careerist, he tapped Mueller - infuriating Trump - after the White House tried to pin the Comey firing on him.

Democrats, reacting to the chatter, said that if Trump fired Mueller, they'd try to enact an independent counsel statute so they could appoint him. '[W] hat did [Trump] say about the rationale for firing Comey, ' the attorney general refused to answer. It is unclear if McCabe, Comey's successor, has informed Trump of the change in the scope of the probe.

His aides talked him out of it, The New York Times reported.

Justice Department policy is that a sitting president can not be indicted by a grand jury, the Post also reported Wednesday.