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

Mueller Investigating Whether Trump Attempted to Obstruct Justice

Mueller Investigating Whether Trump Attempted to Obstruct Justice

Sessions refused to say whether he and Trump discussed FBI Director James Comey's handling of an investigation into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation during the election campaign before the president fired Comey on May 9.

Grassley's office said the letter is in response to a recent letter from Feinstein requesting that the committee seek details from senior Federal Bureau of Investigation leadership about Comey's interactions with President Donald Trump before he was sacked.

While the Justice Department appointed Mueller to investigate Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election - and any "collusion" with the Trump campaign - his assignment also includes "any matters that arose or may arise" from the Russia probe.

Several high-ranking intelligence officials -- including National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats - consented to interviews as part of the Russian Federation investigation.

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That would give May enough votes to pass her legislative agenda through parliament and govern, albeit with a wafer-thin majority. The Conservative source said: "We're confident of getting an agreement, we're confident that the Queen's speech will be passed".

That changed after Mr Comey was sacked last month, claim five officials who spoke anonymously to the Washington Post.

Why this matters: We don't know where the Post got their leak or what the motivations were behind it, but we do know why former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey leaked memos of his private conversations with the President. "The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy and it's unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI".

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's private attorney, Marc Kasowitz, immediately condemned the Post report. Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress last week he believes he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. White House officials said the president is not considering such a step.

A spokesman for Trump's lawyer told NBC: "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".

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Lobbyist Matt Mika , who was also seriously wounded in Wednesday's shooting , is alert and able to communicate via notes. Scalise, 51, was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center suffering from a single rifle shot to the left hip.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel shortly after Comey's firing.

Comey testified before the Senate intelligence committee last week and confirmed that he gave Mueller the memos he wrote detailing his interactions with Trump ahead of his firing.

Comey also testified he had told Trump he was not under investigation.

The paper says that Mr Mueller could interview key figures about possible obstruction by the President as early as next week.

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Republican congressman Steve Scalise is in a fight " more hard than first thought" as he recovers from a gunshot wound, U.S. Trump praised Scalise as "a patriot" and "a fighter" and said Scalise has the prayers of the "entire nation" behind him.

During the 1990s, President Bill Clinton and supporters protested the investigation of independent counsel Kenneth Starr, which began as a probe of the Whitewater real estate deal and ended with Clinton's impeachment on charges of perjury and obstruction regarding his relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky.

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