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Trump faces obstruction probe

15 Juin 2017

After the two leaders met in NY last month, Mr Trump called their relationship "fantastic".

A member of Trump's legal team said on Wednesday that reports of the expanding investigation were "outrageous".

Two-thirds of Americans, or 65 percent, think Trump doesn't have much respect for the country's democratic institutions and traditions or has none at all.

There is no evidence that the FBI ended or paused its investigation after Comey's departure. It's Jeff Sessions' turn in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee; he'll answer questions in an open hearing about his meet.

An obstruction of justice finding could form the basis for Mr Trump's impeachment but such a step would face a steep hurdle because it would require approval by the US House of Representatives, which is controlled by the President's fellow Republicans. Wray will need Senate confirmation. On three occasions, Comey said he was not.

It has been clear since Mueller was appointed last month that he was likely to scrutinize the president's actions.

That is despite Comey repeatedly confirming during his time as FBI chief that Trump was not personally a part of any Russian Federation investigation.

Trump's reference to the Russian Federation probe as a reason for firing Comey bothers Linda Richardson, 62 - but not enough to second-guess his decision. The White House has been inconsistent with its public messaging about the dismissal - initially saying Trump took the recommendations of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about Comey's management of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but then the president himself said he had made up his mind prior to receiving the recommendations from the two top lawyers at the Department of Justice. During the meeting, the president brought up Flynn and told Comey "I hope you can let this go", according to the memo.

Bernie Sanders condemns shooting by gunman who volunteered for his presidential campaign
Scalise, 51, the No. 3 House Republican leader first elected to the House in 2008, was in stable condition and undergoing surgery. Witnesses earlier said Scalise was felled by a bullet to his hip, and crawled across the field during the shooting.

Less than a week before he was sacked, Comey told a congressional panel that it made him "mildly nauseous" that he may have affected the outcome of the election by publicly re-opening and then re-closing the Clinton email probe days before the election.

In 1973, there was such a firestorm following Nixon's move against Cox that the White House was forced to appoint another special prosecutor, Texas attorney Leon Jaworski.

The poll began the day before Comey testified publicly before the Senate intelligence committee and continued through Sunday. He provided the first batch on June 6. Rosenstein is handling matters related to Russian Federation and it is he who appointed Mueller as special counsel.

The survey suggests Trump faces considerable challenges as he seeks to position himself as a unifying figure.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has requested interviews with current and former top intelligence officials, according to reports by The Washington Post and The New York Times.

Mueller is overseeing a host of investigations involving people who are or were in Trump's orbit, people familiar with the probe were quoted as saying. Comey has confirmed that Trump was not personally under investigation at any point before his dismissal from the FBI.

"If I had nothing to hide and someone wanted to investigate, I would say, 'Go ahead, do your thing, I don't care, because you won't find anything, '" said Younger, a Democrat who imports jewelry supplies.