Donald Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice

According to a report by CNN Friday, those hired by Mueller are seasoned attorneys and experts, including James Quarles and Jeannie Rhee, who both worked at Mueller's old firm, WilmerHale. And allies of former President Bill Clinton also raised concerns of political bias by Kenneth Starr, who led the Whitewater investigation that ultimately led to Clinton's impeachment. They have donated overwhelmingly to Democrats, totaling more than $53,000 since 1988, according to a CNN analysis of Federal Election Commission records.

With news reports that the Special Counsel investigating election interference in 2016 by Russian Federation is looking at possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, Mr. Trump expressed frustration Thursday at the prospect of that review, again taking to Twitter to denounce the probe as a "witch hunt", and complaining that Hillary Clinton should be the subject of a Russia-related investigation, not him.

The Justice Department's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election is looking at Kushner's multiple roles in the Trump administration, including the Trump campaign's 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner's own contacts with Russians, according to USA officials briefed on the probe.

According to Comey, Trump was referring to the FBI's investigation into Mike Flynn, who was sacked himself as national security adviser months earlier for allegedly lying to White House officials about his post-election contacts with Russian operatives.

The interviews are some of the first indications of the efforts of Mueller's newly assembled team. "Special counsel Mueller may be fired only for good cause, and I am required to put that cause in writing". Mueller continues to hire investigators as the probe widens. Preet Bharara - the former USA attorney for the Southern District of NY who was abruptly fired from that job by Trump this year - sent out a couple sarcastic rejoinders on Twitter overnight Thursday. "Nice", he tweeted overnight.

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"They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story", he wrote on Twitter. Trump has called stories about the investigation "fake news" and complained on Twitter about a Washington Post report Wednesday night that the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, was investigating the president himself for possible obstruction of justice.

Mueller's office did not comment on any of the stories.

"The vice president is focused entirely on his duties and promoting the president's agenda and looks forward to a swift conclusion of this matter", Pence spokesman, Jarrod Agen, said in a statement.

Rosenstein threatened to resign after the White House cast him as a prime mover of the decision to fire Comey and suggested the president acted only on his recommendation, a person close to the White House, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, told The Post last month. Trump said the move was meant to restore "public trust and confidence" in the bureau.

Earlier this week, we learned that Trump has discussed firing special prosecutor Robert Mueller with friends and family.

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