President Donald Trump called the reports that the special prosecutor to analyze possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections in the United States, Robert Mueller, is investigating him for obstruction of justice.
“They invented a false conspiracy in the history of the Russians, they found zero evidence, so now they go for obstruction of justice in false history.” Bonito, Trump wrote in his favorite social network, Twitter.
Information that Mueller is investigating Trump for obstruction of justice was revealed yesterday by the Washington Post, which quotes unnamed officials.
The Post also indicated that current National Intelligence Director Daniel Coats and Admiral Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, have agreed to meet with the special prosecutor’s team of investigators.
Yesterday, President Trump’s legal team dismissed the leak as “scandalous, inexcusable and illegal.”
Mueller was appointed special prosecutor for the Russian case after the fired dismissal in May of former FBI Director James Comey, who later claimed that Trump, before dismissing him, asked him to “pass” searches on the ties of his former National Security Advisor , Michael Flynn, with Russia.
Mueller, who was Comey’s predecessor at the head of the FBI for 12 years and has the confidence of both Democrats and Republicans, now has the responsibility to determine if the president made an attempt to obstruct the Justice over Russian investigations.
Comey himself, when asked about the matter during his Senate hearing, declined to give his opinion on the matter and said that he trusted Mueller fully to resolve what had happened, so that the special prosecutor had in his hands the great responsibility to mark the Political future of the billionaire.
The crime of obstruction of justice can provoke an impeachment against Trump in Congress, something that Democratic lawmakers support if the relevant circumstances occur, but it does not have the backing of the Republican majority .