Uh Oh! Trump Is Reportedly Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice

The officials who described the financial focus of the investigation spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak publicly. Trump said, in an early morning tweet.However, the Russian bank, Vnesheconombank, which has been the subject of USA sanctions following Russia’s annexation of Crimea, confirmed that the meeting occurred as Kushner’s company was seeking financing for its troubled $1.8 billion purchase of an office building on Fifth Avenue in NY. This could raise questions as to the conflict between Kushner’s personal problems and his role as a public official.Kushner has agreed to discuss his Russian contacts with the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting one of several investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.”We do not know what this report refers to”, Jamie Gorelick, an attorney for Kushner, said in an email. “It would be standard practice for the Special Counsel to examine financial records to look for anything related to Russian Federation”. Both Senate and House Intelligence Committee investigators are reportedly considering whether 666 Fifth Avenue’s weak financial position made Kushner more vulnerable to Russian interests. The White House has denied any collusion.President Donald Trump has lashed out at the investigators driving the Russian Federation investigation as “very bad and conflicted people”, responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice.”Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, “bleached” emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?” he wrote.Rosenstein, as you’ll recall, wrote a memo before James Comey was sacked criticizing the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email case. For now, top Republican officials in Congress have maintained that the investigators should be allowed to do their jobs.This isn’t the first report to suggest that the presidency was taking an unexpected toll on Trump.”The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn’t apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired”, Feinstein said in a statement. However, the decision was not unanimous as general counsel James A Baker voiced his disagreement. Another Post report on Thursday night alleged that Mueller is also looking at the business dealings of Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser.Some of his ire is aimed at Rosenstein and investigative special counsel Robert Mueller, both of whom the president believes are biased against him, associates say.Akerman explained Friday that Trump now trying to change his story “helps show that he did, originally, have corrupt intent” when he fired Comey. Baker himself has declined to make any comments. At the same time, he said that he had turned over his contemporaneous memos of discussions with Trump to Mueller and broadly hinted that the special counsel was investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice.Trump has been growing increasingly agitated with Rosenstein over the last day or two in private White House meetings and in conversations with friends, multiple people have told CNN.A Trump confidant said this week the president had considered firing Mueller.President Donald Trump has smarted all week over the stories about the special counsel probe zeroing in on him and his close associates, according to a White House official, spending hours in the White House obsessing over the coverage. Nor did he deny that he has entered the miniscule ranks of sitting presidents who have become subjects of criminal investigations.The Post reported that Mueller and his team are interviewing senior intelligence officials about Trump’s role, including Dan Coats, director of national intelligence; Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency; and Richard Ledgett, who recently left his role as Rogers’ deputy.