According to a new report by the Washington Post, officials have indicated that Trump is indeed being investigated for obstruction of justice. This is in addition to the probe regarding Russia’s role in the 2016 election.
While Comey may have told Trump that he wasn’t under personal investigation, that quickly changed after Trump fired him.
Several high profile people have now agreed to be interviewed by Mueller. This includes Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, Daniel Coats, current director of national intelligence, and Roger’s recent deputy, Richard Ledgett. These names were all that were leaked in this report. There may be many more but the investigation is being kept very secretive.
“The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal,” said Mark Corallo, who’s a spokesman for Trump’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz.
According to Reuters, several legal experts say that Comey’s testimony last week could help bring obstruction of justice charges to Trump.
It’s unlikely that a sitting president will face any criminal charges, but he would instead face impeachment. With Republicans controlling the House and Senate, that could be a longshot. However, looking at Trump’s historically low disapproval ratings and often dragging members of Congress down with him, we just may be in for a surprise. It would be hard for Congress to justify not impeaching if Mueller tries to bring charges for obstruction.