Washington Post reports special prosecutor investigating obstruction of justice

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Now they go for obstruction of justice - phony story.

"There is no case for obstruction of justice".

WASHINGTON (AP) - The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is now examining whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening.

Trump writes, "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!"

Ledgett wrote a memo, according to the source, documenting a conversation in which President Donald Trump allegedly urged Rogers to help get the FBI to lift the cloud of the Russian Federation investigation. However, that changed shortly after Comey's firing, the sources said.

It stands to reason that the circumstances surrounding Comey's firing would now be at the center of Mueller's query. It is unclear how many others have been questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators have asked for information and will talk to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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

Trump has said he is "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath on Comey meetings and tell the FBI Special Consul Robert Muller that he never asked FBI to stop investigating.

President Trump has so far made no comments on the latest report.

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That isn't true anymore, according to reporting by The Washington Post on Wednesday night.

The Senate intelligence committee has also interviewed Johnson in connection with its investigation of Russian activities during last year's election campaign. Now, the probe has set its sights on the man at the top of the pyramid: President Trump himself.

Comey testified that initial explanations that he was sacked because of poor leadership were "lies, plain and simple".

After Mr Comey's testimony, Mr Trump said he had been vindicated because his former FBI director confirmed telling Mr Trump on three occasions that he was not under investigation. But she said today, as she has said before, that while the president has the power to fire Mueller he has no intention of doing so.

However, Mr Comey has since suggested that Mr Trump attempted to get him to shut down the investigation into his sacked former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. At a Senate hearing last week, Coats refused to confirm or deny such reports.

The Twitter attacks came as Vice President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation.

Trump reportedly became aware of the longtime relationship between Mueller and Comey after being alerted to reports on Breitbart News and other conservative media outlets.

The news comes one day after Rosenstein affirmed his support for the special counsel, despite recent reports that Trump was weighing Mueller's dismissal.

Mueller has been building a team of investigators for a wide-ranging inquiry into Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA presidential campaign and whether any associates of President Donald Trump colluded in that effort.

While a sitting president is unlikely to face criminal prosecution, obstruction of justice could form the basis for impeachment.

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