Trump investigated for obstruction of justice

17 June, 2017, 08:43 | Author: Ora Austin
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Trump's Twitter response followed days of intensifying criticism of Mueller from some conservatives who have charged the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director and his team with political bias and have claimed his relationship to Comey and an earlier meeting with Trump amount to conflicts of interest.

Grassley and Feinstein met to discuss possible subpoenas earlier this week.

The transition official said the organization has also separately asked the General Services Administration to preserve records from the Trump transition that were transferred to its facilities after Trump's inauguration.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has met with the Senate Intelligence Committee for more than three hours in a closed session as part of the panel's probe into Russian interference in USA elections.

After Boente, the responsibility would fall to the US attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina and then the USA attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will testify in open session before the House intelligence committee as part of its investigation into Russian interference in last year's election campaign.

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

Speaking Thursday in live call-in show, Putin compared Comey's move to that of NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency.

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Comey had presented no evidence to prove that Moscow meddled in the USA election, adding that Washington had tried to influence Russian elections "year after year".

Snowden has been living in Russian Federation since 2013 when it gave him asylum, resisting US pressure to extradite him.

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Rosenstein could eventually be questioned by Mueller about his memo on Comey and what motivated Trump to ask him to write it.

US President Donald Trump has mocked FBI investigators of not being able to find any evidence related to the probe of a possible collusion between his team and Russian Federation during 2016 Presidential election. "#MAGA" — the acronym referring to his campaign slogan, Make America Great Again.

"Nice", Trump tweeted sarcastically on Thursday morning as reports of Mueller's exertions rocked the political circuit already agitated with Wednesday's shooting incident in which a Republican lawmaker was shot by a Democratic activist.

"They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story".

Some of his ire is aimed at Mr Rosenstein and investigative special counsel Robert Mueller, both of whom the president believes are biased against him, associates say.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley said Wednesday that his panel will investigate the removal of former FBI Director James Comey and "any alleged improper partisan interference in law enforcement investigations".

After the firestorm caused by Comey's firing, Rosenstein appointed Mueller, Comey's predecessor as FBI director, to take over the DOJ Russia investigation.

President Trump claimed yesterday to be the victim of a witch-hunt led by "very bad people" after it emerged that a special counsel inquiry is examining whether he tried to obstruct justice.

Comey testified last week that he also felt pressured to drop the Flynn probe.

The letter said the investigation will also probe Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch, as President Barack Obama's attorney general, had directed him to describe an FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's email practices as merely a "matter" and to avoid calling it an investigation.

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