The Washington Post is reporting that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice. Though former FBI Director Jim Comey told the President that he was not under investigation that was prior to his firing.
Once Trump took it upon himself to fire Comey he was interviewed by Lester Holt of NBC where he said he fired Comey because of the Russian investigation. Last week when Comey testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee he asserted that Trump asked him to stop the investigation into the former Director of the NSA Mike Flynn.
While Trump has denied having that conversation he is also allegedly to have asked Daniel Coates of the National Intelligence Agency and Mike Roberts the current head of the NSA to publicly deny the existence of any investigation into the possible collusion between Russia and his campaign. Both, according to The Washington Post refused his request. But both also refused to reveal their conversations with the President when asked by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Now they will face the questions by the Special Counsel where they will have no legal basis to not answer the questions.
It is doubtful that the White House could ultimately use executive privilege to try to block them from speaking to Mueller’s investigators. Experts point out that the Supreme Court ruled during the Watergate scandal that officials cannot use privilege to withhold evidence in criminal prosecutions.
It only took President Trump five months to get here…