Trump be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for ob­struc­tion: Re­port

Metro Canada (Toronto) - - CANADA/WORLD -

The Wash­ing­ton Post is re­port­ing that Spe­cial Coun­sel Robert Mueller’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Rus­sian med­dling in the 2016 U.S. pres­i­den­tial elec­tion is now ex­am­in­ing whether Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump tried to ob­struct jus­tice.

Ac­cu­sa­tions of ob­struc­tion arose last month when Trump fired FBI Di­rec­tor James Comey. Comey tes­ti­fied in a Se­nate hear­ing last week that he be­lieved he was fired “be­cause of the Rus­sia in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

Mark Co­rallo, a spokesman for Trump’s per­sonal lawyer, re­sponded Wed­nes­day evening to the Post re­port by say­ing, “The FBI leak of in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the pres­i­dent is out­ra­geous, in­ex­cus­able and il­le­gal.”

The Post re­port cites anony­mous sources who were briefed on re­quests made by in­ves­ti­ga­tors. It was not known whether the FBI was the source of the in­for­ma­tion.

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