by Countable | 6.14.17
According to an anonymously sourced report by The Washington Post, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is broadening the investigation into Russia’s electoral meddling to include whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct the probe.
Several senior intelligence officials, including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Admiral Mike Rogers who leads the National Security Agency, and Rogers’s former deputy Richard Ledgett could meet with investigators this week. Both Coats and Rogers were reportedly asked by Trump to publicly deny that there’s no evidence his presidential campaign coordinated with Russian operatives, while Ledgett wrote a memo detailing Rogers’s call with Trump.
In a hearing last week, Coats told lawmakers that he never felt pressured to intervene in the investigation while Rogers declined to answer. Neither offered details of their conversations with the president in the hearing’s open session.
The news comes less than a week after former FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress about his conversations with Trump regarding the investigation. Comey told the president on three occasions that he wasn’t the subject of an FBI probe, though the former director believes that Trump fired him because he refused to publicly deny that the president is the target of an investigation.
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This president has abused his power in so many ways. People who think this is a waste of time truly don't understand what this means for the country. This is where dictatorship begins.
When Nixon was in office and the Washington Post was blasting him daily I thought they, the Post, was crazy. I stood by that belief while voting for him the second time around until I started watching the hearings. Then the facts began to fit together and it wasn't done over night. I'm glad that Mueller is finally investigating Trump on obstruction charges. It doesn't mean that even though there is smoke that there is also fire. I believe that like Comey, Mueller will provide an honest, factual and thorough investigation.
So many problems I have with this Admin: Conflicts of Interest, possible Obstruction of Justice, Stepping up of Interventions overseas, Arms to Saudi Arabia, Divisiveness, treatment of the press, writing off an Democrats in general, no interest in election interference, taking healthcare from those who need it to line pockets of wealthy, cutting every program except military, cutting SS/Medicare/Medicaid, every cabinet choice being the Anti-Cabinet, rampant nepotism, war on drugs, rhetoric against Muslim faith & POC. Alarming!!!
Lock him up, 😆😆😆😆
I'm not in the least bit surprised to learn that President Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice and I am enormously relieved to know that the checks and balances of our government are mostly working to pursue truths in the name of upholding our Constitution. My only question is how long is the GOP going to stick its collective fingers in its collective ears while screaming "LaLaLaLaLaLa..." and keep pretending the head of their party deserves their allegiance. Live by the sword, die by the sword, and the same is true if one lives by any tool. In this case, if it weren't for the delusional propaganda put out by the GOP itself, PACS, far-right news sources, the GOP would already be a figment in the shadows of our memories. When the GOP starts behaving with an ounce of integrity, calls out members who are obviously extremists of one variety or another, looks out for the well-being of people rather than the profits of the already-rich, then I might start taking the party seriously. Maybe. But the GOP lost my trust decades ago, and has only doubled down since then. But I suppose it's unfair to castigate the entire GOP when in fact if some members of the party were not cooperating with the varied investigations into Russia, collusion, corruption, etc. then we might not be where we are today. In a hopeful place knowing our Constitution has protectors and that no man takes precedent over that sacred document that is the only thing holding our divided country together.
I'm appalled by the Russian intrusion into our election system. I am even more appalled to find out that this administration has not requested information on what happened, is not working with our intelligence agencies to get to the bottom of what Russia did. To me, this means the worse case scenario is most likely true; they already know because they were involved and are just interested in preventing that information from coming out, or in the very best case scenario, they weren't involved but simply don't care what Russia does. So the first possibility = treason and the second = what? Total disinterest in protecting our democratic republic? What are they there for? In this case, He is still not upholding the oath of office, which was to protect our constitution. What is he doing instead? Personal profiteering? A world stage for his greatest reality show and grandstanding? How can the Republicans continue to stand by and cover for this thrice married, six times bankrupted, reality tv actor in either of these scenarios? We need an independent select commission to figure out how to protect future elections, I can only surmise the current government is too involved in a cover up to protect us.
Good! Maybe our democracy will survive!
There is nothing Trump has done that has indicated concern that the very foundation of our democracy has been viciously attacked by a hostile foreign power. This lack of concern by itself justifies an investigation. Add to this, his admission on TV that he fired Comey to stop the Russian investigation, and his busting the cover of a valuable Israeli agent and there is more than enough justification for an investigation. I support Robert Mueller and his efforts to investigate the facts as he discovers them.
Special Counsel should expand his investigation to obstruction of justice. The truth must come out! and be exposed to the public.
It is about time that #45 is investigated
The investigation of Trump by special counsel is the reason Congress needs a special counsel law to remove the power of the President to protect himself by firing those investigating him. It has been reported he may have also fired a New York prosecutor to derail an investigation of his finances. Supposedly his attorney helped convince him to do this. Please begin an impeachment investigation with bipartisan support. Be an American first this is not a time for partisanship!
It's about time
It was just a matter of time.
All you have to do is look at Trumps debates and campaign speeches where he brought up Russia on friendly terms . Like he was trying to sell us on liking Russia . Follow the money trail and the election results .
How can we ensure that if this is the case that 45 won't also fire Mueller? It seems that whenever someone starts to get near to the truth of the matter they are fired. Please help keep this investigation running to get to the bottom of what 45 is doing and has done before he runs our democratic republic into the ground.
Oh yeah! It's about time. I'm putting on a party hat.🥂🍾🎉
It's about time. Trump has been firing individuals, denying certain citations, has not relinquished his business ties with the Trump inc, he has been caught in lies. Trump needs to be investigated for obstruction of justice if not more. You don't lie, deflect questions, or not answer things that are as serious as this whole situation. His taxes, what is so private. He is hiding something. I say continue and push forward with the investigation.
You should support this investigation. It's one of many to come. Country before party. Also, morals and integrity before money.
This man has shown us over and over again that he has no ethics!
I think this is a great idea and needs to be carried out to the fullest