WaPo: Special counsel investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

The White House on Wednesday evening declined to comment about the Post's obstruction of justice report. "I'm not under investigation". Investigators are also considering the conversations Comey and the president had leading up to that point. It cited five people briefed on the requests by Mueller's team who spoke on condition of anonymity.

A spokesman for Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House committee, said Mueller will meet with members of the panel this week or next.

A major test on that front will be whether the FBI is willing to release memos from former FBI Director James Comey of his conversations with Trump, now that they have been provided to Mueller. Only a quarter of Republicans feel Trump meddled in the probe. That official argued Trump "shot himself in the foot again with this cockamamie scheme to get Mueller to play ball".

There's no guarantee that the office of the special counsel will pursue this line of investigation, says Entous - these meetings are merely the first step to help investigators determine whether there's more evidence to uncover about obstruction of justice.

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Sessions was sworn in February 9 but did not actually step away from the investigation until March 2, the day after The Washington Post reported on his two previously undisclosed Kislyak meetings. Rosenstein was acting, because Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from acting in the Russia investigation after it was revealed he had held two meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before the November 8, 2016 election. He said he was untroubled by claims Trump tried to persuade Comey to back off the investigation, saying those revelations only emerged after Comey was sacked and wanted to defend himself. "Nice", Trump wrote on Twitter, later repeating his accusation that the probe is a "witch hunt". It doesn't mean there is going to be an indictment, impeachment, anything like that, but there is clearly evidence that justifies an investigation.

Examining such possible charges will allow investigators to interview key people within the administration including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Rosenstein and possibly Trump, the source told Reuters.

Per the Post, Mueller has made a decision to continue that investigation.

Now that Trump is president and Comey has emerged as a top Trump antagonist, some former Comey critics see his willingness to go after the leaders of both political parties as proof of his independence.

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The Post report only further embroils Trump and his presidency in legal problems that also feature lawsuits from the District of Columbia and Maryland, as well as almost 200 congressional Democrats, over his business holdings and foreign governments.

"Trump had received private assurances from then-FBI Director James B. Comey starting in January that he was not personally under investigation".

And he essentially warned Trump that if Mueller were to be fired, Rosenstein wouldn't be the one to do it, saying he saw no "good cause" to consider such a move.

Sessions asserted he did not collude with the Russians and had no knowledge of any collusion and addressed the newly surfaced rumor that he had a previously undisclosed meeting with RUSSIAN Kislyak at a Trump campaign event at the Mayflower Hotel.

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