WaPo Report: Mueller Investigating Donald Trump for Possible Obstruction of Justice

Robert Mueller, the special counsel in charge of investigation allegations of collusion between the Russian government and the Donald Trump presidential campaign, has requested interviews with several high-ranking officials, raising questions that he could be investigating the president for obstruction.

Five sources told the Post that Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, NSA Director Mike Rogers and his ex-deputy Richard Ledgett agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators.

Trump had wanted former FBI Director James Comey to publicly announce he was not personally being investigated, and after Comey didn't do so during a House Intelligence Committee hearing, Trump asked Coats and Rogers separately to issue public statements denying any collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation, the Post previously reported.

Mueller's plans emerged just a week after former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that Trump pressed him in February to ease up on an investigation into Flynn.

Comey also testified that Trump asked him to publicly announce that he was not personally under investigation, and that Trump asked for loyalty during a dinner in late January.

The New York Times reported last month that Trump himself had asked Comey to halt any investigation into Flynn, an interaction Comey confirmed during his congressional testimony earlier this month, but Kasowitz denied. Comey said he told the president on three occasions that he wasn't personally under investigation. Instead preferring to let the special counsel decide.

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The Justice Department has maintained that it would be inappropriate to indict a sitting president.

Trump said when he dismissed Comey on May 9 that the reason was the former FBI chief's handling of the investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. He told reporters in a steamy Rose Garden that Comey had lied under oath, saying: "Frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said, and some of the things that he said just weren't true".

Obstruction of justice is essentially defined as intentionally intervening or tampering with an ongoing investigation.

The White House declined to comment, referring questions to Kasowitz.

But Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller last month, testified Tuesday he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire Mueller. The White House has been inconsistent with its public messaging about the dismissal - initially saying Trump took the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about Comey's management of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but then the president himself said he had made up his mind prior to receiving the recommendations from the two top lawyers at the Department of Justice. After a day of speculation, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so".

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