Published: Tue, November 21, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Is Robert Mueller Now Targeting Trump for Obstruction of Justice?

Is Robert Mueller Now Targeting Trump for Obstruction of Justice?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation has asked Jeff Sessions's Department of Justice to hand over documents relating to the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, ABC News reported.

Those include potential obstruction of justice related to Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey and financial dealings in the USA and overseas by Trump family members and associates.

A source who has not seen the request but was informed about it told ABC that the directive was issued within the last month and marked the first request for documents from the Justice Department - which is the governmental body overseeing the investigation.

Ty Cobb, the top White House lawyer handling the probe, has been consistently optimistic about Mueller's probe and its likely outcome, predicting the investigative cloud hanging over Trump and the White House should clear by early next year.

To build his case, Mueller has had to pursue multiple investigate angles beyond the White House, a second US official said.

Others already interviewed include senior policy adviser Stephen Miller and former chief of staff Reince Priebus, according to CNN.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has taken the helm of the Russian Federation investigation at DOJ following Sessions's recusal, was not so lucky.

One GOP operative interviewed by The Washington Post described Mueller's investigators "working through the staff like Pac-Man".

Trump also asked Comey for his loyalty during a private meeting, according to the FBI director, and also asked him to consider dropping the investigation of disgraced national security adviser Mike Flynn.

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