Just in: President Trump Is Reportedly Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

Ross Houston
June 17, 2017

The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy and it's unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI.

"I think that's going to be a part of it", she said of probing obstruction of justice. Last week, Comey testified in a Senate hearing that he believed he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation". That was a welcome correction to Heinrich, although he did note that he wondered why it wasn't offered to begin with, and lambasted Sessions for refusing to answer questions about his conversations with Trump despite the president not having invoked executive privilege. Trump fired Comey on May 9.

Comey told a Senate Intelligence Committee that the President privately told him he "hoped" he would "drop" an investigation into Trump's disgraced former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn. In a tweet, he said he felt vindicated by the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony, despite Comey's "false statements and lies".

A spokesman for Trump's personal attorney had strong words in response to the news. Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has taken up that work, and preliminary interviews scheduled with intelligence officials indicate his team is actively pursuing potential witnesses inside and outside the government.

In a dramatic and packed Senate hearing on Tuesday, Mr. Sessions vowed to defend his honor "against scurrilous and false allegations" and 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.

Comey said that the attorney general didn't say anything but that Sessions' body language gave him the sense that he was powerless to do anything.

At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week, Coats and Rogers refused to answer whether Trump asked them to intervene in the investigation.

Sessions was adamant that he did not have a private meeting with Kislyak at that event.

"I do not", Sessions said when asked whether he knows whether the president records his conversations. Mark Warner, for example, told Sessions: "You recused yourself from the Russian Federation investigation and participated in the firing over the handling of that same investigation. But I have to tell you, I can not testify to what was said as we were standing at the Republican Convention before the podium where I spoke". Risch was essentially aiding Sessions' case, highlighting a lack of publicly viewable evidence to support allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

"If I don't qualify it, you'll accuse me of lying", he whined. That includes the Clinton case, which, again, served as the basis of his recommendation for Comey's termination. In an interview with MSNBC, Franken said the meeting is referred to an intercepted conversation "between Kislyak and his people".

If Comey had information that Sessions would need to recuse himself, he said, that would have been "double reason" to talk to Boente. Sessions' testimony, he said, is all the more notable because he is "someone on the side of the president". That conduct obviously contravenes Sessions' promise to stay away from any existing investigations "of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States".

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