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Donald Trump dismisses obstruction of justice allegations as a "witch hunt" again

After two bombshell reports, Trump fires back on claims he's under investigation


Brendan Gauthier
June 15, 2017 12:26PM (UTC)

President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Thursday morning to respond to mounting allegations that he obstructed justice. This after special counsel Robert Mueller requested to speak with three "high-ranking current or former intelligence officials" whose help the president may have sought to interfere with former FBI director James Comey's investigation into the president's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a New York Times report.

Trump — who agreed to cooperate with Mueller's investigation before contemplating firing the special counsel last week — called allegations of Russian collusion "phony," dismissing claims that he obstructed justice:

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Robert Mueller has requested to speak with three "high-ranking current or former intelligence officials" whose help President Donald Trump may have sought to interfere with former FBI head James Comey's investigation into the president's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a New York Times report.

Mueller, the special counsel tasked with investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election, "wants to question Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence; Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency; and Richard Ledgett, the former N.S.A. deputy director," according to The Times.

The Washington Post — which broke news on Wednesday of a potential obstruction of justice investigation — says Coats, Rogers, and Ledgett have agreed to be interviewed by Mueller as early as this week.

Mueller's office has also requested "any documents or notes related to [the N.S.A.'s] interactions with the White House as part of the Russia investigation," an unnamed intelligence official told The Times.

Obstruction of justice allegations surfaced last month after Trump fired Comey, who then described his interactions with the president as “inappropriate” and “very concerning” before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week.


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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