Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice

The revelation came late Wednesday in articles published by the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal, based on accounts of people familiar with the investigation.

"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", Trump said in a tweet shortly before 7 a.m.

In a later tweet, the President once again called the Russian Federation investigation a "witch hunt" and called the people leading it "very bad", apparently a reference to Mueller and others at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The special counsel investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 election is now also probing whether President Donald Trump engaged in obstruction of justice, The Washington Post said in a report.

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's decision to investigate Trump's conduct regarding possible Russian Federation collusion was a major development in the Russian Federation saga, with investigators reportedly looking for evidence of possible financial crimes committed by Trump associates.

Trump has previously stated that he had been told by Comey that he was not personally under investigation, a claim that Comey confirmed during his testimony last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning to slam the report.

The stated focus has been Russia's alleged efforts to tilt last November's presidential election Trump's way, and whether the winner's campaign was involved in any way.

The newspaper's story was met with a furious reaction from Trump's personal lawyer and the Republican National Committee.

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The Post quoted five people briefed on the requests, saying those who agreed to be interviewed include national intelligence director Daniel Coats, Admiral Mike Rogers who heads the NSA, and his recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett.

President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Friday that he is under investigation for firing former FBI director James Comey.

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's private attorney, Marc Kasowitz, immediately condemned the Post report.

A close Trump associate said this week the president was considering firing Mueller, although the White House later denied it.

During the 1990s, President Bill Clinton and supporters protested the investigation of independent counsel Kenneth Starr, which began as a probe of the Whitewater real estate deal and ended with Clinton's impeachment on charges of perjury and obstruction regarding his relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky.

The addition to Mueller's team of a prosecutor including Andrew Weissmann, Supreme Court advocate and criminal law expert Michael Dreeben, and others experienced in complex fraud and worldwide bribery cases suggests that the probe may be looking at more than "collusion" between Russian officials and Trump team members. But as the legal rope has tightened, his allies have gone on the offensive, questioning the credibility of the special investigator Mueller, a respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who served under Republican president George W. Bush. But the attorney did not deny the story.

Robert Mueller, who is carrying out a probe into potential Russian interference in the United States election, is to interview senior intelligence bosses, according to the Washington Post.

The transition official said the organization has also separately asked the General Services Administration to preserve records from the Trump transition that were transferred to its facilities after Trump's inauguration.

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