Paper says Mueller probe looking at obstruction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post is reporting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is now examining whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice.

Accusations of obstruction arose when last month when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Comey testified in a Senate hearing last week that he believed he was fired “because of the Russia investigation.”

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

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump’s personal lawyer, responded Wednesday evening to the Post report by saying, “The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal.”

The Post report cites anonymous sources who were briefed on requests made by investigators. It was not known whether the FBI was the source of the information.

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4 comments

  • GEORGE

    Don’t believe anonymous sources. They are Democrat activist trying to take down Trump. Comey and Mueller are good friends conspiring to harm Trump.

  • Bud

    Why do you people “trump up” allegations and innuendo about President Trump. Where is the PROOF? The government is leaking like a sieve – if ANYTHING was there, we would have heard about it by now. You had better go back to school and bone up on American Government. The President can fire the director of the FBI for any reason. The President can shut down ANY investigation he wants to – because he can pardon ANYONE. Why don’t you act like journalists and ask in-depth questions and chastise democrats when they answer with smoke and mirrors. What have the democrats done in the last year?

    Democrats are the ones who divided Americans by financial status, race, religion, nationality and gender in an attempt to win an election.
    Democrats are the ones who rioted in the streets and damaged property after they lost.
    Democrats are the ones who shut down discussions with conservative speakers.
    Democrats are the ones holding up bloody heads and have a play stabbing “Trump/Cesar” to death.
    Democrats are the ones who claim republicans are trying to take away Americans health insurance while they stand around doing NOTHING – as the ACA implodes.
    You, the media, are acting as megaphones spewing the vitriolic hate of a party that still cannot accept the results of a FREE AND FAIR ELECTION.

    Journalism died with Walter Cronkite. You might as well just call yourselves an “Opinionated News Network.”

  • steve

    Another day, another scandal. This crap from the Democrats is going to continue every hour, every day as long as Trump is President. They don’t understand or don’t care that through their hate-fueled range they are alienating themselves more and more from sane, thoughtful Americans.

  • Geoorge

    more democratic socialist BS.
    The party of hate and violence will do or say anything to foster hate.
    they tried to cheat the elections and still lost, so on to plan B. Violence and bloodshed, just like all the other socialist/communist counties