Trump confirms of being investigated for obstruction of justice

Dhaka,  Sat,  23 September 2017
Published : 16 Jun 2017, 20:14:30
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Trump confirms of being investigated for obstruction of justice

Donald Trump has said that he is being investigated for possible obstruction of justice over his decision to fire the FBI Director who was heading a probe into possible collusion between his election campaign and Russia's alleged effort to interfere with the 2016 election.

Earlier this week, it was reported that in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey, Robert Mueller, the man appointed to take over the probe as special investigator, had began looking at whether Mr Trump's behaviour represented an obstruction of justice. He has reportedly already scheduled interviews with several senior intelligence officials. Trump's lawyer denounced the development and accused the FBI of leaking material.

Now, Trump has suggested that he is indeed being investigated. "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt," he wrote on Twitter.

It is believed he was referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mr Mueller as special prosecutor to investigate the Trump campaign's links to Russia.

The President's confirmation comes after a week of reports from Washington that his firing of Comey – who was heading up a probe into his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his possible ties to the Kremlin.

-    The Independent UK

 
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