New information surrounding the Mueller Russian investigation has surfaced. Those who were briefed on the matter told The Washington Post that special prosecutor Mueller, who oversees the probe into Russian meddling with the U.S. election, is looking at allegations that Trump attempted to obstruct justice.
Mueller Investigating Comey’s Firing
The Post quoted unnamed sources for the revelations in its latest bombshell article. Sources also told the newspaper that special counsel Robert Mueller started probing into Trump’s attempted obstruction of justice days after the president fired FBI Director James Comey. Shortly after Trump asked Comey to drop the federal investigation into his former national security advisor and close friend Michael Flynn, Comey was fired.
The report also shows that federal investigators are also probing any shady financial ties among the president’s associates. During his testimony before Congress last week, the fired FBI chief told lawmakers that his bureau was not investigating Trump when he was fired.
However, days after Comey lost his job, Mueller reportedly started a new investigation. Sources also said that the FBI wants to interview NSA Director Mike Rogers, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and former Deputy NSA Director Richard Ledgett. The Post unveiled that they have information from five sources familiar with the investigation.
WaPo Report Confirmed by Multiple News Organizations
Mueller’s office declined to reply to a request for comment.
Trump’s private lawyer Marc Kasowitz did not deny the revelations. His spokesperson told the Post that the “FBI leak” regarding the president is both “illegal” and “outrageous”.
The Wall Street Journal found that Mueller’s investigation wants to see if Trump fired Comey because he wanted to influence the Flynn investigation. The New York Times confirmed the report that Mueller has already asked for interviews with Rogers, Coats, and Ledgett. The Times also reported that the special counsel is probing the money laundering allegations brought against the president’s campaign associates.
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