Senate judiciary probe may review obstruction of justice

Russian Federation probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department

On ABC'S "This Week", Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Mueller has support on both sides of the aisle.

Last Wednesday, The Washington Post reported the special counsel was investigating the President for obstruction of justice over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey. It goes without saying that discovering any money flows between Trump campaign officials or advisers and Russian government-linked individuals or institutions would be explosive.

Comey had admitted in his testimony to the US Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 that he had given a memorandum of his conversations with Trump to a friend to leak to the media. After all, despite Trump claiming that he was thinking about firing Comey for months, it was Rosenstein's memo recommending the move that he initially cited as a basis for his decision.

Whatever the reason, the Post report set off a wave of liberal celebrations over the imminent demise of the president.

Fired FBI Director James Comey said under oath, during his much-anticipated Senate hearing earlier this month, that he believes he was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation.

As to obstruction, Trump's wounds are entirely self-inflicted.

Sekulow concluded that the president can't be investigated for obstruction of justice, because he had full authority to fire Comey - something the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director himself pointed out in his testimony. Trump's tweet seems to confirm that his interactions with Comey now are part of the special counsel's expanding investigation - except that his own lawyer says that is not so.

One of President 's attorneys on Sunday insisted "there is not an investigation of the president of the United States, period".

After Chris Wallace pointed out that he just said Donald Trump is under investigation (twice), Sekulow clapped back with this pathetic response (emphasis mine). Indeed Trump is known to react viscerally to what he sees on TV or reads in a paper. That's because Monday's White House Press briefing banned video or audio recording of the press gathering.

The problem is that trying to argue that Trump isn't under investigation doesn't just require a denial of facts that are broadly known, it requires a fleet of lawyers to run around Washington proclaiming that their client lied to the nation.

"The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt", Trump tweeted on Sunday. Visit for more information on this news. "That's higher than O's #'s!" Trump then excused the others from the meeting. One way to consider this is political strategy, the other is the return to a more "normal" America which defines its interests more narrowly than America as a hegemon would.

Rasmussen's methodology uses automated phone calls, which have a mixed track record of accuracy in election polling.

Himes says it's important for the committee to conduct its investigation right rather than quickly.



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