Robert Mueller, the special counsel recently appointed to oversee the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election is reported to be interviewing senior intelligence officials. This is part of the continuous probe that now seems to include an investigation into Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice, by suggesting to fired FBI Director James Comey that he stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
According to the Washington Post, the decision by the special counsel to investigate Trump marks a major milestone in the FBI investigation that has lasted almost a year now. The main focus of the investigation was until recent events into possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russians and Russian interference in the campaign to undermine Hillary Clinton’s chances.
The investigation into Trump’s obstruction of justice began after the President fired FBI Director James Comey.Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, head of the National Security Agency, Mike Rogers and retired NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett have agreed to be interviewed by the special investigators this week.
The NSA released its statement that it will “fully cooperate with the special counsel” while the office of the director of national intelligence and Leggett declined to comment.Law enforcement sources tell CNN that the special counsel is gathering information and considering whether there is evidence to launch a full-scale obstruction investigation
According to reports, the special counsel is gathering information and considering whether there is evidence to launch a full-scale obstruction investigation.