USA Today reports:
The investigation into ties between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government has now turned to investigating Trump himself for obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.
The expansion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation would represent the clearest legal threat to date for Trump, who has long maintained that he is not personally under investigation — and who reportedly pressured former FBI Director James Comey to say so publicly.
The Post, citing unnamed sources, said the investigation into the president’s own conduct began shortly after Trump fired Comey on May 9. That prompted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller — himself a former FBI director — as special counsel the following week.
Mueller has scheduled interviews with key national security officials about the matter. They include Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, and his former deputy director, Richard Ledget, the Post reported.
Nancy Pelosi talked the other day about not needing to try and impeach Trump as he will effectively self-impeach. She may be right.
I’ve not seen anything to suggest Trump colluded with the Russians, or even that his team did. So no crime there.
But if Trump really did (as alleged) pressure the NSA, CIA and NI directors to pressure the FBI to drop the probe, then he may well have broken the law. Whether you like it or not, politicians should not interfere in criminal investigations.
Unless Trump can learn what is and is not acceptable behaviour for a President, he won’t last the four years. If he does learn, he might even get eight years.