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WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey is now a subject of the federal probe being headed by special counsel Robert Mueller, which has expanded to include whether the president obstructed justice, a person familiar with the matter said.

Mr. Mueller is examining whether the president fired Mr. Comey as part of a broader effort to alter the direction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether associates of Mr. Trump colluded with Moscow, the person said.

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, denounced the revelation in a statement.

“The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal,” Mr. Corallo said.

Mr. Trump’s reaction to the new turn in Mr. Mueller’s inquiry came early Thursday morning in the form of a tweet. He suggested that he is unhappy with the focus on obstruction of justice, given that he believes there was no underlying crime.

“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. Nice,” Mr. Trump wrote.

Aides to Mr. Trump have warned him not to tweet about the Russia investigation, an inquiry in which any statement he makes could become fodder for investigators.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mr. Mueller, declined to comment. The special counsel’s pursuit of an obstruction of justice probe was first reported Wednesday by the Washington Post.

Mr. Mueller’s team is planning to interview Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers as part of its examination of whether Mr. Trump sought to obstruct justice, the person said.

The special counsel also plans to interview Rick Ledgett, who recently retired as the deputy director of the NSA, the person added.

While Mr. Ledgett was still in office, he wrote a memo documenting a phone call that Mr. Rogers had with Mr. Trump, according to people familiar with the matter. During the call, the president questioned the veracity of the intelligence community’s judgment that Russia had interfered with the election and tried to persuade Mr. Rogers to say there was no evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russian officials, they said.

Russia has denied any government effort to meddle in the U.S. election. Mr. Ledgett declined to comment, and officials at the NSA didn’t respond to a request for comment. An aide to Mr. Coats declined to comment.

Mr. Coats and Mr. Rogers told a Senate panel June 7 that they didn’t feel pressured by Mr. Trump to intervene with Mr. Comey or push back against allegations of possible collusion between Mr. Trump’s campaign and Russia. But the top national security officials declined to say what, if anything, Mr. Trump requested they do in relation to the Russia probe.

“If the special prosecutor called upon me to meet with him to ask his questions, I said I would be willing to do that,” Mr. Coats said June 7. Mr. Rogers said he would also be willing to meet with the special counsel’s team.

Mr. Comey told a Senate panel on June 8 that Mr. Trump expressed “hope” in a one-on-one Oval Office meeting that the FBI would drop its investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned under pressure for making false statements about his conversations with a Russian diplomat. Mr. Trump has denied making that request.

Mr. Comey said during the testimony that it was up to Mr. Mueller to decide whether the president’s actions amounted to obstruction of justice. The former FBI director also said he had furnished the special counsel with memos he wrote documenting his interactions with the president on the matter.

At a June 13 hearing at a House of Representatives panel, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein declined to say who asked him to write a memo justifying Mr. Comey’s firing. The White House initially cited that memo as the reason for the termination, and Mr. Trump later said in an NBC interview that he also was influenced by the Russia investigation. Mr. Rosenstein said he wasn’t at liberty to discuss the matter.

“The reason for that is that if it is within the scope of Director Mueller’s investigation, and I’ve been a prosecutor for 27 years, we don’t want people talking publicly about the subjects of ongoing investigations,” Mr. Rosenstein said.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/mueller-probe-examining-whether-donald-trump-obstructed-justice-1497490897

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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 06:40:11 pm »
It begins...


The first charges have been officially filed in the Mueller Russia probe.

It's gonna be a long weekend.  :)

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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 07:40:27 pm »
indict them all.
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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2017, 11:03:53 am »
indict them all.


I agree, Hype.

I'm reading inside several online discussion forums that I frequent daily and there are posters engaged in betting pools who the "...first catch of the day!" might be brought out in handcuffs escorted by law enforcement on Monday. 

Is it the founder of wikileaks?
Is it the Russian spies that made contact with drumpf tower?
Is it manafort?
Is it...?

Here's what we do know...
--- it's a lil' more than coincidence that the one's that skipped town (race & puppetine) to go f___k with the North Koreans did so to avoid the October Surprise.  ;D

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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 06:45:20 am »
In the news, indictment unsealed.



Release from Special Counsel:

Paul J. Manafort, Jr., 68, of Alexandria, Va., and Richard W. Gates III, 45, of Richmond, Va., have been indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 27, 2017, in the District of Columbia. The indictment contains 12 counts: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, false statements, and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts.

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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 08:28:56 am »
But wait, there's more...

According to Bloomberg News:

A former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, George Papadopoulos, secretly pleaded guilty as part of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


Papadopoulos had suggested that Donald Trump meet with top Russian leaders during the campaign. He pleaded guilty to making false statements during an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.





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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 05:04:29 am »
On cover-ups:

"No one in the White House staff, no one in this administration, presently employed, was involved in this very bizarre incident.

What really hurts in matters of this sort is not the fact that they occur, because overzealous people in campaigns do things that are wrong.

What really hurts when they try to cover it up."


President richard nixon, at the beginning of the Watergate affair.

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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 05:34:41 am »
I'm in agreement w/Congressman  Ted Lieu of California regarding employing extra safeguards for the Office of Special Council by introducing legislation that allows the Office of Special Council to transfer the entire matter to a 3 - panel judge should the acting president takes action by terminating Robert Mueller conducting the Russia investigation.

After all, cadet bone spur* applied for 5 deferments to make sure he wouldn't go fight in the Vietnam  war, it is only prudent that Congress take extra steps to insure that the Russia investigation continues undisturbed, as well.





*Thanks Senator Duckworth
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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2018, 04:33:41 pm »
Earlier today, a Russian fighter jet made a pass towards an American surveillance aircraft within a few feet!

Now, the White House announces that puppetine has decided not to renew sanctions against Russia.

Make of that what you will but it looks like America just got punked.


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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2018, 05:29:21 am »
Yo...

If the Office of Special Council calls devin nunes in for questioning, the action will be funnier than the best Richard Pryor joke.  :)

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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 10:55:02 am »
Special counsel issues indictment against 13 Russian nationals over 2016 election interference
by Manu Raju, David Shortell and Veronica Stracqualursi




(CNN) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Department of Justice has announced.

In addition, three defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft.

Mueller has been investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election as well as any connections between Russia and Trump campaign associates.





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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 03:25:54 pm »
finally.  So all the indicted are currently in Russia?  I imagine there won't be any extradition.

next up needs to be the American collaborators.
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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2018, 05:12:19 pm »
If the Department of Justice and the puppetine administration were playing Magic The Gathering, this is the card that Special counsel Robert Mueller put into play: one of the most baddest cards in the entire series... A card that allows the player to constantly present threats to the opponent, even when the opponent tries to remove it.


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- - - puppetine's worst nightmare has just been realized.  Yes, the Russians did interfere in the 2016 presidential elections and may have involved the acting-president.

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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2018, 03:54:43 am »
...and now, a word from this sponsor:  All of the symbolism in this television ad speaks for itself.


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So much for that military parade for yourself, puppetine.  ;D

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Re: Mueller Probe Examining Whether Donald Trump Obstructed Justice
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2018, 02:36:28 pm »
Big things come inside small packages...
The official Mueller investigation part I. 
Required reading material for those interested in developing the next movie script [read: RedJack, Supreme & Mr. Hudlin 8)] based on this 'reality show'.



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