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Donald Trump being investigated for obstruction of justice

President Donald Trump over potential obstruction of justice, The Washington Post reports.

"The Washington Post" reports that special counsel Robert Mueller is including the obstruction probe as part of his investigation into Russian meddling in the US election.

The three have agreed to appear voluntarily and the Post also reports that Daniel Coats once told his associates that President Trump had asked him to lean on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and get the agency to back off Michael Flynn. Comey says Trump asked him to let the investigation into Michael Flynn go.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating U.S. But investigators began probing Trump for obstruction of justice soon after Comey's termination.

If the special counsel found evidence of obstruction of justice, the Justice Department would likely not indict the president, according to longstanding precedent. Grassley said Comey's dismissal and Comey's testimony on Lynch should be looked at together, noting that Comey "took the opportunity in his testimony to clear his own name by denouncing as false the administration's claims that the FBI rank-and-file had lost confidence in Mr. Comey's leadership in the wake of the Clinton email investigation".

Finally, the other conversation which will obviously be of interest to Mueller is the one Trump had with Comey in the Oval Office.

Investigators will also look for any statements the president may have made publicly and privately to people outside the government about his reasons for firing Comey and his concerns about the Russian Federation probe and other related investigations, people familiar with the matter said.

Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that he was certain his firing was due to the president's concerns about the Russian Federation probe, rather than over his handling of a now-closed FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, as the White House had initially asserted.

Entous wrote that after a White House briefing on March 22 - two days after Comey publicly confirmed the investigation into Trump's team and Russia - Trump requested that everyone present leave the room except Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo (just as Trump reportedly did before he asked Comey to drop the Flynn investigation).

The stated focus has been Russia's alleged efforts to tilt last November's presidential election Trump's way and whether the winner's campaign was involved in any way.



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