Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election has widened and is now looking into whether President Trump committed obstruction of justice, The Washington Post reported, citing officials.
The probe now seeks to determine whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey.
Following Trump’s decision to fire Mr. Comey, Trump repeatedly asserted that Comey had assured him he was not personally under FBI investigation.
That has since changed, according to the Post.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the FBI’s probe into Russia’s role in the 2016 election following Comey’s ouster.
“The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal,” a spokesman for Trump’s lawyer told NBC.