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Investigation Is "Witch Hunt"

20 Juin 2017

Of course, it's possible to obstruct justice without colluding.

You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!

Trump responded to reports he is personally being investigated for obstruction of justice with a characteristic scorched earth defense: claiming mistreatment of historic proportions and calling into question the probity of his accusers.

After Comey's firing, the administration gave differing reasons for his dismissal. Trump fired Comey in May.

The three officials the Post says Mueller is interviewing are Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the recently retired deputy NSA director.

A spokesman for the office of the special counsel declined to comment, and so did a representative for the director of National Intelligence. "It is my view that fully investigating the facts, circumstances, and rationale for Mr. Comey's removal will provide us the opportunity to do that on a cooperative, bipartisan basis", according to the letter. "We are not in a position to comment further".

"If the President tries to fire him to diminish or stop this investigation, I would hope that finally there would be a bipartisan uproar against it". Investigators are also considering the conversations Comey and the president had leading up to that point.

His decision to open an investigation, per the Washington Post, marks an expansion of Mueller's ongoing probe into whether Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential race.

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Rosenstein prepared a memo for Attorney General Jeff Sessions back in early May, which raised repeated questions about how Comey had handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation - at first, that seemed to be the basis for Comey's firing by the President, until Mr. Trump said a few days later that the Russian Federation investigation was on his mind. The Post said both men refused the president's request.

Comey testified that initial explanations that he was sacked because of poor leadership were "lies, plain and simple".

Trump also attacked the media Friday morning. When asked about a letter he wrote recommending firing Comey, Rosenstein said that Mueller could be looking into the decision-making process for the firing - and he was therefore "not at liberty to talk about that now". Rosenstein then appointed Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, to investigate Trump.

"I think, frankly, our story shows that the president is by no means out of the woods as far as the investigation goes", the Post's Barrett told NPR.

Earlier this week, Trump friend and Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy sparked controversy after stating that the president was considering firing Mueller.

White House aides have been instructed to not talk about Russian Federation investigation, but that doesn't apply to the President. The New York Times also reported the story.

In a pivotal shift in the investigation that has riveted Americans like no other for decades, senior intelligence officials have agreed to be interviewed by investigators working for the special counsel, Robert Mueller, the Post said. Any findings by the department's investigation would be referred to Congress, where lawmakers would determine whether to impeach the president.