Published: Fri, June 16, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Donald Trump now being investigated over alleged obstruction of justice


He also noted that the Trump administration noted Comey's handling of the email probe in its initial explanation for Comey's firing. It's still unclear how many others have been questioned.

Trump appeared to be a responding to a Washington Post report that special prosecutor Robert Mueller "is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said".

A spokesman for the DNI declined to comment to CNN. Mark Warner of Virginia, the panel's top Democrat, didn't provide any details on the meeting, and said in a statement they "look forward to future engagements" with Mueller.

Kasowitz issued a statement saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation was behind the Post story and called the leak "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".

The situation changed, the Post reported, after Trump fired Comey.

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He later acknowledged firing Comey out of frustration with the pace of the Russian Federation investigation.

Former FBI head James Comey, who testified under oath before Congress last week, said he had told the president on multiple occasions that he personally was not under investigation during the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

A spokesman for Trump's attorney Marc Kasowitz fiercely denied the allegations. 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".

Former FBI director James Comey told a Senate hearing last week he thought he had been dismissed "because of the Russian Federation investigation" .

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Separately, the House committee said former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson would appear at a June 21 public hearing on the Russian Federation probe.

The report that Trump himself is being scrutinized for obstruction of justice served to undercut Trump's claims. But Comey did lay out facts that a prosecutor could use to try to prove obstruction.

Comey also testified he had told Trump he was not under investigation. Trump disputed, though, Comey's assertion he had asked for a pledge of loyalty. "I will defend the integrity of that investigation". White House officials said the president is not considering such a step.

ABC News has not independently confirmed the report, which cites USA officials.

According to a report published on Monday, Trump is considering firing special counsel Mueller, who was appointed on May 17 by the Justice Department as special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 United States elections and related matters.

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Supporters of Trump condemned the news leaks regarding the new investigation.

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