WaPo Report: Mueller Investigating Donald Trump for Possible Obstruction of Justice

Cheryl Sanders
June 15, 2017

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Robert Mueller's investigation into the election has now widened to include the president.

The letter said the investigation will also probe Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch, as President Barack Obama's attorney general, had directed him to describe an FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's email practices as merely a "matter" and to avoid calling it an investigation.

"In the White House today, President Trump ignoring the question", reported ABC's Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega. We get the latest from NBC News White House Correspondent Kristen Welker.

It is the most significant sign yet that Mueller's investigation is extending beyond questions of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The media's hysteria was triggered by Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax who appeared on PBS's Newshour and stated: "Well, I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel".

While Trump may have been thinking of firing Mueller - as the President's ally Christopher Ruddy said this week - the outcry from lawmakers and others may make Mueller's job one of the safest in town.

Congressman Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, said he has "confidence" in Mueller.

When asked about rumors that the president was considering firing special prosecutor Robert Mueller, Sanders said the president wasn't planning on doing so any time soon.

Mueller is overseeing a host of investigations involving people who are or were in Trump's orbit, people familiar with the probe said. The daily newspaper warned firing Mueller could be the straw to break the camel's back.

Former FBI Director James Comey testified last week that the president was not personally under investigation at the time of his firing on May 9.

A spokesman for Mueller declined to comment to the Washington Post.

Even the House intelligence committee - which was nearly derailed by a partisan split and has been slowed by a decision by its chairman, Devin Nunes, not to completely step aside from the probe - took critical steps this week.

He also declared it a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion between Russian Federation and the election campaign that sent Mr Trump to the White House.

But people close to Mr. Trump say he is so volatile they can not be sure that he will not change his mind about Mr. Mueller if he finds out anything to lead him to believe the investigation has been compromised. The memos catalog several pivotal moments Comey allegedly had with Trump, including the president demanding "loyalty".

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