Donald Trump now being investigated over alleged obstruction of justice

Special prosecutor on Russia case investigating Donald Trump over alleged obstruction of justice

US media are claiming the president is now under investigation

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Donald Trump is now being investigated for allegedly obstructing an inquiry into his ties with Russia, according to reports.

Various media outlets are claiming the US president is being investigated for alleged obstruction of justice, with senior intelligence officials being quizzed on whether the President tried to persuade former FBI director James Comey to drop an investigation into his sacked national security advisor Michael Flynn. 

Former FBI director Robert Mueller, who has been drafted in to head the Bureau's probe into his relationship with Russia, will reportedly also investigate the obstruction claims.

Flynn was sacked after declining to reveal the extent of his conversations with the Russian Ambassador to the US, Sergei Kislyak, before Trump took office.

Comey, who was also fired by Trump, claimed under oath that the US President had said "I hope you can let this go, he's a good guy" to him in a private meeting.

Comey appeared before Congress last week, as part of the Senate Intelligence Committee's own inquiry into his firing by Trump and the President's ties with Russia. He gave a sensational testimony, suggesting he firmly believes Russia hacked last year's presidential election.

The US president has denied the latest accusations on Twitter, saying "they made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice."