President Trump Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice

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US national intelligence director Daniel Coats, National Security Agency chief Mike Rogers, and Richard Ledgett, who recently quit as NSA deputy director, have agreed to speak to investigators, the Post reported.

That work is being continued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who was appointed last month to look into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the report said.

PBS's Judy Woodruff reported Monday that Trump friend Chris Ruddy told her after visiting the White House that Trump is "considering perhaps terminating" Mueller - a decision that would set off a massive political backlash.

As special counsel Robert Mueller builds his legal team, Mr Trump's allies have begun raising questions about the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's impartiality, implying he can not be trusted to lead the probe.

Last night the Washington Post dropped the latest in what has become a carpet bombing of bombshells, reporting that President Donald Trump is under criminal investigation for obstruction of justice in the investigation.

And with Attorney General Jeff Sessions having recused himself from all Russia-related matters, that responsibility would fall on Rosenstein, who said he is "confident" Mueller "has full independence" to conduct the investigation.

But Thursday's comments come less than 24 hours after the President urged unity after the shooting.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday that he isn't involved in any secret plan to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

Ruddy, the CEO of conservative news organization NewsMax, was spotted leaving the White House earlier on Monday.

Trump said in mid-May the special counsel's probe would show there was "no collusion" between his campaign and a foreign power.

After initially being praised by Republicans and Democrats for his integrity, Mueller has had his impartiality as special counsel questioned by some Trump supporters in recent days.

Rosenstein told lawmakers that he had not seen good cause to fire the special counsel.

"To the best of my recollection, I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate", Rogers said at the hearing, without answering whether he was asked - but not directed - to back off. Comey testified in a Senate hearing last week that he believed he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation". In his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, he insisted that Mueller's job is safe.

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