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Special Counsel Mueller is investigating Jared Kushner's finances

18 Junio 2017, 01:16 | Crisanna Felipe

The obstruction of justice investigation into Mr Trump began days after Mr Comey was sacked on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter, the Washington Post said. When The Washington Post reported this week that Mueller was investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, a spokesman for the President's private attorney called the leak "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".

Rosenstein in a memo to Trump raised concerns over FBI Director James Comey.

For now, Mueller and Rosenstein should recuse themselves from their investigation because they failed to do their jobs objectively and competently.

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's outside attorney, Marc Kasowitz, slammed the Post's reporting.

"Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associates lives", said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who labeled it "very unsafe". Yes, Trump can be, and has been, his own worst enemy in these matters, and he would be well advised to shut up, avoid Twitter and let the investigation run its course.

Furthermore, the problem is not merely that Trump fired Comey.

That dramatic story takes on new meaning in 2017 with Comey and Mueller back in the thick of things.

"The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy, and it is unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI", it said.

President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Friday that he is under federal investigation as part of the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling.

Mueller's friendship with Comey and Mueller's selection of several investigators who have made campaign donations to Democrats are among the issues Gingrich is raising as problematic. It's the phony justifications his administration gave for the firing, it's Trump's own belated confirmation that a major factor in the firing was the Russian Federation investigation, and it's the troubling pattern of Trump's attempts to interfere with investigations into his associates before the firing. The general pattern with the Trump era (so far) is that these stories emerge, the White House denies them, and then they're later proven true.

Questions have swirled around potential obstruction of justice since Mr Comey's dramatic testimony last week.

Forewarned is forearmed. So perhaps the country is lucky that President Trump's allies have floated the possibility that he might fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

Mr Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Pence has hired Richard Cullen, a lawyer known for defending government officials in high-profile investigations, his office said on Thursday. He said Trump told him he hoped he would drop an investigation into Flynn's possible connections to Russian officials.

The transition official said the organization has also separately asked the General Services Administration to preserve records from the Trump transition that were transferred to its facilities after Trump's inauguration. Democrats and the press have been screaming about obstruction nonstop since former FBI Director James Comey's testimony, which, they said, "laid out a road map for an obstruction charge". "President Trump said prior that once he gets in he's going to kick the S-H-I-T out of the enemy".



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