Donald Trump probed by special counsel over possible obstruction of justice

Ousted FBI director James Comey listens during a hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill

Ousted FBI director James Comey listens during a hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill

The nation's top intelligence official told associates in March that President Trump asked him if he could intervene with then-FBI Director James B. Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russian Federation probe, according to officials. Executive privilege - an unwritten rule that allows the president to keep certain information a secret - doesn't apply to criminal investigations.

US intelligence agencies have alleged that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election to benefit President Donald Trump.

Still, Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax and a Trump friend, suggested the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller from his position as special counsel. "As far as hacking, I think it was Russia", Trump said, although he added: "It could have been others also".

The White House, for its part, expressed distress at the claim that Trump was being investigated.

Yet it's a line of thinking that is making its way to the president's ears.

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Capitol Police also stepped up their presence around the Capitol. "When you've got a baseball bat and the guy's got a rifle". Scalise would not find out about the shooting through the media. "He was uninjured in the shooting that took place".

"In the three-plus years that I have been director of the National Security Agency, I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical, or inappropriate, and to the best of my recollection, during that same period of service I do not recall ever feeling pressured to do so", Rogers said.

"I think that he should be more cognizant of making sure that the people who come to work with him are non-partisan, for his own credibility", Bennett said of Mueller.

"It's a mistake to pretend that this is going to be some neutral investigation", Gingrich said.

Since then, lawmakers have raised questions about a possible third meeting at a Washington hotel, though the Justice Department has said that did not happen.

Ms sanders also said says the president was pleased with attorney general Jeff Sessions' evidence to Congress on Tuesday.

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Hodgkinson was wounded in a shootout with the Capitol Police and he died from those wounds while in police custody. Several other people were also believed to have been hit, according to a lawmaker who witnessed the shooting.

Rosenstein said that he had had no good cause to dismiss the special counsel. So it didn't sound as if Trump was trying to stop the Russian Federation investigation at that point.

But Ruddy opened a new line of questions about Mueller's impartiality - the fact that Trump had considered Mueller for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's job before he was named special counsel.

A March 22 exchange is allegedly of potential interest to Mueller, officials told The Post.

Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday afternoon. The person demanded anonymity to discuss strategy on the sensitive matter. When asked about a letter he wrote recommending firing Comey, Rosenstein said that Mueller could be looking into the decision-making process for the firing - and he was therefore "not at liberty to talk about that now".

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