- The investigation headed by U.S. Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election now includes a probe of whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice, according to a report by The Washington Post.
Comey had confirmed during a congressional testimony in March that the FBI was investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, which included possible collusion between the country and Trump associates.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller last month, testified Tuesday he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire Mueller.
Comey was later sacked, with Trump acknowledging that the Russian investigation was on his mind when he made a decision to dismiss him.
Trump said he fired Comey for poor performance, though he ealso reportedly told a group of Russian officials that the Comey dismissal would help get the Russia probe behind him.
A spokesman for President Donald Trump's lawyer says a Washington Post report that the president is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice came from an "inexcusable and illegal" FBI leak.
Obstruction of justice is broadly defined: It involves any conduct in which a person willfully interferes with the administration of justice.
The investigation into ties between President Trump's campaign and the Russian government has now turned to investigating Trump himself for obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.
It emerged last week Mr Comey leaked a memo he wrote after meeting Mr Trump to a friend in the media, to combat Mr Trump's claims about the pair's conversations. The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy and it's unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI.
Mueller could interview Coats, Rogers, and ormer NSA deputy Richard Ledgett, who retired in April, as early as next week.
Trump's legal team quickly denounced the story.
A spokesman for Mueller's team declined to comment.
Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that he was certain his firing was due to the president's concerns about the Russian Federation probe, rather than over his handling of a now-closed FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, as the White House had initially asserted.
Recent reports have said Trump also requested help from Coats and Rogers to pressure Comey to end the investigation into Flynn's activities.
Williams said the feeling among his Congressional comrades is the game needs to go on as planned. "A killing field", U.S. The Republican team was practicing on a baseball field in Virginia when a gunman identified as James T.
In late April President Trump delegated to Mattis the authority for troop levels in Iraq and Syria . " All wars come to an end . FML's were effectively caps set by the White House on the number of troops that could be deployed to each country.
The actress, best known as Star Wars' Princess Leia Organa, suffered a heart attack at the end of a year ago . She was flying from London to Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 23, when she went into cardiac arrest .
The FBI has taken control of the crime scene, which is located some 7 miles away from the White House in Washington, D.C. The president also called for unity, telling Americans strength comes from when "we work together for the common good".
Qatari national team could face sanctions from Federation Internationale de Football Association for involving politics in sports. Players warmed up for a World Cup qualifying match in t-shirts emblazoned with a profile portrait of Emir .
Nor did he deny he has entered the miniscule ranks of sitting presidents who have become the subject of a criminal investigation. Obstruction of justice is a serious charge, and one which led to impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon after Watergate.
Federer and Haas are good friends off the court, and although Federer seemed stunned after the match, he congratulated Haas. Federer, who fired 23 aces in the contest, had match point at 8-7 in the second set tie-breaker but hit a backhand long.
Inside and the interior will be vey familiar to any Aston Martin Vantage owner with all the switchgear being exactly the same. That makes it especially sad that none of the 200 V8 models, nor the 100 V12s, will be allocated for the United States market.
In one memo, Comey said Trump tried to direct him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy and it's unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI.
Manchester United and Liverpool will resume their north-west rivalry in the league on 14th October at Anfield . Premier League champions Chelsea will begin the defense of their title at home against Burnley .
Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap
He will also attend a $1,000 per person fundraiser for Governor Scott Walker in Milwaukee later this evening. There are approximately 6.04 million job openings in the United States, according to government reports.
Blimp goes down at US Open
Open golf tournament in Wisconsin deflated and crashed on Thursday, burning as it fell and injuring the pilot, authorities said . Open in Erin , Wisconsin, has gone down and the aircraft's operator said that the pilot is "OK" but being taken to the hospital.
Billboards offering reward for Georgia escapees
The search for two Georgia prison inmates who killed two guards and stole a pickup truck has expanded nationwide, Sills said. Authorities have said 43-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe and 24-year-old Ricky Dubose overpowered and killed 42-year-old Sgt.
Minecraft is going totally cross-platform
To avoid confusion, Microsoft will call the game's Xbox One, Nintendo Switch , and mobile versions simply as " Minecraft ". Additionally, an update for Minecraft this year will add 4K support and more graphical options.
Uber loses another top executive Emil Michael
Shortly after the blog post went viral, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick had announced an internal investigation into these allegations . While it's possible that Kalanick and Michael may be placed on a leave of absence, it might not change things that much.
Cosby jury reviews accuser's testimony amid deliberations
Prosecutors rejected filing a case against Cosby based on Goins' allegations, which they said investigators could not corroborate. Constand initially told police about the alleged assault in January 2005, a year after she says it took place.