Mueller investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

Mueller investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the USA election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign.

Sessions' testimony came in the wake of fired FBI Director Comey's assertion that he believed he was sacked by Trump as part of an effort to influence the agencies' investigation into Russia's meddling in the presidential polls.

Trump can not directly dismiss Mueller. So let's briefly review this most abnormal chain of events: The president was informed on January 26 that the FBI was investigating his national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

Yet it's a line of thinking that is making its way to the president's ears. The issue is not Trump but the Federal Bureau of Investigation, whose two former directors are now tag-teaming Trump for the objective of destroying him.

The leaders of the Senate Intelligence committee said in a statement issued Wednesday that they "look forward to future engagements" with Robert Mueller.

"It's a mistake to pretend that this is going to be some neutral investigation", Gingrich said.

He said he would agree to dismiss Mueller only if there were a legitimate basis to do so, and an order from the president would not necessarily qualify.

In 1973 President Richard Nixon ordered his attorney general to fire Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor who was leading the Watergate investigation.

Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and adviser, supported firing Comey, but he has been less pugnacious lately, administration officials said. Yesterday, a close confidant of Trump, Newsmax website chief executive Chris Ruddy, said following a White House visit that the president is considering firing Mueller.

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"Many have suggested that my recusal is because I felt I was a subject of the investigation myself, that I may have done something wrong", Sessions added.

The New York Times also reported that Mueller was seeking interviews with the three officials.

Several legal experts said that Mr Comey's testimony, about Mr Trump telling him he expected loyalty and hoped he could drop an investigation of a former top aide, could bolster obstruction of justice allegations against the President.

"It makes sense to point out any level of bias, to highlight any biases inherent in Mueller and this probe in order to force him to be transparent", Gingrich said. Trump could conceivably then fire Rosenstein and keep issuing the order until someone carried it out.

Comey testified before the Senate intelligence committee last week and confirmed that he gave Mueller the memos he wrote detailing his interactions with Trump ahead of his firing.

Mr. Rosenstein said during the hearing that he wasn't at liberty to discuss the matter.

Despite the advice of well-meaning political experts, Trump continues to do it his own way and wins most of the time, from the GOP nomination to the presidency.

"The suggestion that I participated in any collusion ... is an appalling and detestable lie", Sessions said. Brian Schatz about the scope of Sessions' recusal, Rosenstein said Sessions "actually does not know what we're investigating, and I'm not going to be talking about it publicly". He also declined to discuss the specifics of any conversations with the president. Ruddy did not immediately respond to questions seeking clarification.