Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice

A probe is underway to investigate Trump for obstruction of Justice concerning his firing of FBI director Comey.

The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is now examining whether President Donald Trump had tried to obstruct justice, the Washington Post reported Wednesday evening.

Accusations of obstruction arose last month when Trump fired FBI director James Comey. Comey testified in a Senate hearing last week that he believed he was fired “because of the Russia investigation.”

Comey also testified he had told Trump he was not under investigation.

The Post and the New York Times both reported that Mueller was seeking interviews with three Trump administration officials who weren’t involved in Trump’s campaign: Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence; Michael Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency; and Richard Ledgett, the former NSA deputy director.

In an op-ed last week, renowned American attorney Alan Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat, said that “whatever one may think of Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey as a matter of policy, there is absolutely no basis for concluding that the president engaged in a crime by exercising his statutory and constitutional authority to fire director Comey.

By: AP and World Israel News Staff