The ongoing investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election ran by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, will now include an examination of whether or not President Trump made an attempt to obstruct justice in any way.
Starting from the current director of the National Intelligence Daniel Coats, along with Adm. Mike Rogers, the head of the NSA and Richard Ledgett, Rogers’ departed deputy, all agreed to take part in the interviews and meet up with Mueller’s investigators this week.
As of right now, there is no information on whether or not others have been questioned by the FBI.
Investigators have also been taking a deeper dive for proof of possible financial crimes by associates of Trump.
“The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal,” said spokesman Mark Corallo, for Trump’s personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, but the Special Counsel’s office has refused to comment on the matter.
The interesting thing is that the President stated he had received private assurances from former FBI Director James Comey that he was not personally under investigation as a part of the probe, and Comey himself confirmed this, but following his firing, the claims made by the former FBI Director changed.
Just several days after Trump let Comey go, the investigation into obstruction of justice by the hand of President Trump began.
Mueller has set sights on an exchange which took place March 22, when Coats had been attending a briefing at the White House along with other officials from other government agencies. As soon as the briefing ended, Trump asked everyone to leave the room, except for the CIA head, Mike Pompeo and Coats.
According to Coats, Trump had asked him if he could intervene with Comey, all with the goal of getting the FBI not to put focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn as a part of the Russia probe, but President Trump has denied making comments on the matter.
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