Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, Washington Post reports
Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, Washington Post reports
16 June, 2017, 04:30
The Postreported that five sources had said the possible obstruction-of-justice investigation of the NY tycoon began days shortly after Mr Trump fired Mr Comey last month. "Officials say that changed shortly after Comey's firing", the Washington Post says.
NSA spokeswoman Vanee Vines told NPR's Phil Ewing, "NSA will fully cooperate with the special counsel".
He said: "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". Since then he almost-but-not quite recommended charges against Clinton; told Congress and then the world that the investigation was back on, then off again; then testified how mightily he struggled with the Clinton email case; then he was sacked; then he testified again that he was the "leaker" of a story to The New York Times.
Mueller was brought on to lead the probe into Russian election meddling after Trump fired Comey in May.
The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign has met with the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee in an effort to ensure their investigations don't conflict.
These two file photos show US President Donald Trump (TOP) meeting with leaders of the pharmaceutical industry in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Comey testified that initial explanations that he was sacked because of poor leadership were "lies, plain and simple".
Comey also testified he had told Trump he was not under investigation.
Ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner told reporters that Mr Mueller had briefed senators Wednesday on his work. But Comey did lay out facts that a prosecutor could use to try to prove obstruction, as NPR's Domenico Montanaro noted.
Comey told Congress last week that he leaked his memos of his conversations Trump to a friend after a tweet by the president suggested he may have taped the conversations.
Comey confirmed publicly in congressional testimony on March 20 that the bureau was investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
The letter said the investigation will also probe Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch, as President Barack Obama's attorney general, had directed him to describe an FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's email practices as merely a "matter" and to avoid calling it an investigation.
"I take the President's words". 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".
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller last month, testified Tuesday he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire Mueller.
Trump is not the only one under scrutiny, Barrett said: Investigators are also looking into the finances of Trump associates. A spokesman for Mr Mueller's team declined to comment.
Alexandria police officers and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents have swept Hodgkinson's vehicle, Slater said. Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown said the suspect, who was shot by two of his officers, is in custody .
Warmbier was on a New Year's Eve tour in North Korea, en route to Hong Kong, where he was to do a January study-abroad trip. The Department of State continues to have discussions with the DPRK regarding three other USA citizens reported detained.
Trump cited that, as his outside lawyer has as well, as evidence that there was no collusion or obstruction in his administration. When asked whether the president would be willing to speak under oath to his version of those events, Trump said , "100 percent".
Mayer also oversaw the £1.1bn acquisition of Tumblr - the value of which had fallen by $230m since, Yahoo said last February. Portada reached out to Yahoo's team about how this change will affect Yahoo's Latin American and U.S.
On average, only 1.6 per cent of all applications for German citizenship that are granted come from European Union countries. Turks were the biggest group, with 16,290 becoming German - a 17.3% drop, following declines in previous years.
New Zealand gave about $215,000 of aid to North Korea between 2008 and 2016 via a fund administered by its embassy in Seoul . Separately, former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Dennis Rodman is expected to arrive in North Korea on Tuesday.
The New York Police Department has identified a person of interest in an odd attack that took place at a Bronx deli. Police say the 21-year-old employee was behind the counter at the stadium gourmet deli at the time.
Paul spoke with MSNBC from the baseball field, where the congressional members had been ordered to shelter in place. Mark Sanford are all safe following the shooting at a GOP Congressional baseball practice.
He has had big galleries for his practice rounds as the state's golf community rallies behind its favorite son. Barring a lengthy first-round rain delay, Mickelson won't be able to make his 2:20 p.m. tee time.
The actor, who is current filming Avengers: Infinity War overseas , nodded to his dwindling contract with Marvel Studios. Captain America wasn't Evans's first superhero role, though. "That it was going to be so dominating, all-encompassing".
Mayweather vs McGregor fight date announced
No conformation has been provided at this time from Mayweather Promotions , UFC , Showtime or the fighters. McGregor is a tough competitor. "Whenever he hits people, they fall", said White.
Pence hires outside legal counsel
Pence's visit comes the morning after President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a similar trip to MedStar Hospital. Pence announced his travel plans Thursday as he spoke at a conference in Miami focused on Central America.
Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic
Muguruza spoke afterwards of how baking helps her to relax away from the court: "I know in Wimbledon I will go to the same house". Next up against Nadal is 20th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta , who knocked off No. 5 Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-4, 8-6.
Pakistan win toss, opt to field against England
Hitting boundaries proved hard , however, and a clearly frustrated Hales, on 13, spooned Rumman Raees to cover with a loose drive. Pakistan booked their place in the Champions Trophy final with a crushing eight-wicket win over England in Cardiff yesterday.
Report details how scammers are abusing App Store & Search Ads
He confirmed on Sensor Tower , a site that provides estimates of app revenue, that this app's estimated revenue was $80,000/month. However, some social-networking apps have likened Apple's tactic to arm-twisting, as reported by the Wall Street Journal .
Bill Cosby jury drills down on his deposition testimony
Camille Cosby sat stoically in the first row behind her husband of 53 years at the defence table, about 30 feet from Constand. Cosby has pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated indecent assault, a charge that carries up to 10 years in prison.
Senate GOP, Dems agree on new sanctions on Russia
During the presidential campaign, Trump said that he was open to revisiting sanctions imposed by the Obama administration . Top Democrats and Republicans announced the deal as an attachment to an Iran sanctions bill already under consideration.
Turmoil for IndyCar with the pack back at repaved Texas
Kiwi Scott Dixon has been involved in another IndyCar crash, this time at the Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday (NZ time). James Hinchcliffe got loose after making contact with Tony Kanaan , who appeared to move up the track into him.
Sessions to face sharp questions on Russia contacts
Trump's personal lawyer also challenged Comey's account, saying the president never asked for the investigation to be dropped. On March 1, The Washington Post reported that Sessions met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign.