Trump Is Now Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

The Post had reported that Trump was being investigated for potential obstruction of justice by Robert Mueller, the special counsel looking into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. In his latest of four Friday morning tweets, all angry and combative, the President says he is being investigated, and appears to target Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The Post, citing unnamed sources, said the investigation into the president's own conduct began shortly after Trump fired Comey on May 9.

The president did not directly address allegations that he is being probed for possibly obstructing justice - a potentially impeachable offense.

Burr said there's a reason for the committee's interest in interviewing these senior intelligence officials: To determine whether there was any collusion between Russian officials and Trump associates, a sign that obstruction was not part of his panel's purview.

As a result, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust until it has a Director who understands the gravity of the mistakes and pledges never to repeat them.

Click over to Talking Points Memo, where Josh Marshall takes apart the possible role of Rosenstein and current acting FBI Directo Andrew McCabe in the obstruction of justice probe.

A representative for Trump's lawyer promptly reacted to the allegation.

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"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", he wrote on Twitter.

Rosenstein earlier this month confirmed he had the ultimate authority to hire or fire Mueller, but said he has been given a wide berth to conduct the probe.

Mr Trump - who has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russian Federation - said the move was the latest action in a "phony story".

Comey used his his three-hour testimony before the Senate intelligence committee last week to launch a blistering takedown of Trump, calling him a liar no less than five times.

And The Post also reported that Mueller is investigating the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and adviser.

Citing unidentified sources, the news station reported that Rosenstein told Brand she would be tasked with the final decisions regarding resources made available for the probe, headed by special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller, and whether anyone is prosecuted because of the investigation.

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