Trump tweets of "WITCH HUNT" amid Russia probe

If the issue is obstruction of justice, that places Mueller in a much more hard position because of the key role of Comey, who clearly is angry at Trump for firing him.

The special counsel does not operate under the purview of the FBI but took over the investigation previously led by the agency.

NSA spokeswoman Vanee Vines told NPR's Phil Ewing, "NSA will fully cooperate with the special counsel".

In response to reports that Trump is facing a criminal investigation, Mark Corallo, spokesman for Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, said in a statement, "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable, and illegal". Comey said he declined to tell agents working on the case about his conversation with Trump to shield them.

All investigations may ultimately prove no wrongdoing. Experts point out that the Supreme Court ruled during the Watergate scandal that officials can not use privilege to withhold evidence in criminal prosecutions.

Asked whether Trump's actions rose to the level of obstruction of justice, Comey testified last week: "I don't know".

In a pivotal shift in the investigation that has riveted Americans like no other for decades, senior intelligence officials have agreed to be interviewed by investigators working for Mr Muller, according to The Washington Post.

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It comes a day after lawmakers questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mueller's independence.

Investigating Trump for possible crimes is a complicated affair, even if convincing evidence of a crime were found.

Justice Department policy is that a sitting president can not be indicted by a grand jury, the Post also reported Wednesday.

Legal experts say -the new focus- could be a game changer.

Mueller's friendship with Comey and Mueller's selection of several investigators who have made campaign donations to Democrats are among the issues Gingrich is raising as problematic.

Soon after, Trump spoke to Coats and Rogers about the Russian Federation investigation.

Chatter surfaced earlier this week that the president was considering firing Mueller.

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Comey told Congress last week that he leaked his memos of his conversations Trump to a friend after a tweet by the president suggested he may have taped the conversations.

According to the news accounts, neither Coats nor Rogers complied with Trump's requests. It also makes Comey, not Trump, the liar. The president has accused Comey of lying about those encounters.

Five people spoke to the Post on the condition of anonymity, because "they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly".

'It would be standard practice for the Special Counsel to examine financial records to look for anything related to Russian Federation.

Comey, who was sacked on May 9, told a Senate panel last week he believed Trump dismissed him to undermine the FBI's Russian Federation probe. Reached by ABC News, special counsel spokesman Peter Carr offered no comment. They have no idea what evidence the FBI has, and until the investigation is completed and charges are either filed or not filed, they won't - can't - have any idea.

After Comey's firing, the administration gave differing reasons for his dismissal.

The Senate judiciary committee does plan to investigate whether there was any interference with the FBI investigations, and the panel's chairman, Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, has not ruled out investigating obstruction of justice as part of the probe. She said it was inappropriate to fire Comey given that he was overseeing the Russian Federation investigation.

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The comments come amid reports that the special counsel is seeking to interview intelligence officials who reportedly were asked by Trump to help tamp down the notion of any Trump campaign collusion with the Russians. Only a quarter of Republicans feel Trump meddled in the probe.

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