Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say

The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates.

Trump’s Personal Lawyer Bragged That He Got US Attorney Preet Bharara Fired

Marc Kasowitz, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer in the Russia  investigation, has boasted to friends and colleagues that he played a central role in the firing of Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, according to four people familiar with the conversations.

Friend Says Trump Is Considering Firing Mueller as Special Counsel

A longtime friend of President Trump said on Monday that Mr. Trump was considering whether to fire Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating possible ties between the president’s campaign and Russian officials. The startling assertion comes as some of Mr. Trump’s conservative allies, who initially praised Mr. Mueller’s selection as special counsel, have begun trying to attack his credibility.

Donald Trump Jr seems to inadvertently confirm James Comey’s remarks on Flynn investigation

“When he tells you to do something, guess what? There's no ambiguity in it, there's no, 'Hey, I'm hoping,'“ 39-year-0ld Mr Trump said.  – “You and I are friends: 'Hey, I hope this happens, but you've got to do your job.' That's what he told Comey.  – “And for this guy [Comey] as a politician to then go back and write a memo: 'Oh, I felt threatened.' He felt so threatened — but he [President Trump] didn't do anything.”

Preet Bharara says there’s “absolutely evidence” to launch obstruction of justice case against President Trump.

Former New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who led several  high-profile corruption cases until President Donald Trump fired him in  March, said there is “absolutely” enough evidence to launch an obstruction of justice case against President Trump for his firing of FBI chief James Comey. “No one knows right now whether there is a provable case of obstruction," Bharara said. “[But] there's no basis to say there's no obstruction.”

Amid growing controversy, Sessions abruptly cancels public testimony

Attorney  General Jeff Sessions was scheduled to testify publicly next Tuesday  before the House and Senate appropriations committees. On Saturday, he  abruptly canceled. In  letters to the chairmen of the committees, Sessions writes that he will send his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, to the hearing instead. In explaining the cancellation, Sessions writes that he believed that members of the committees were planning on asking him about “issues related to the investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election.”

Trump’s lawyer in Russia probe has clients with Kremlin ties

The hard-charging New York lawyer President Trump chose to represent him in the Russia investigation has prominent clients with ties to the Kremlin, a striking pick for a president trying to escape the persistent cloud that has trailed his administration. Marc E. Kasowitz’s  clients include Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch who is close to  President Vladimir Putin and has done business with Trump’s former  campaign manager. Kasowitz also represents Sberbank, Russia’s largest  state-owned bank, U.S. court records show.

Calling Comey a Liar, Trump Says He Will Testify Under Oath

President Trump on Friday accused James B. Comey, the fired F.B.I. director, of lying under oath to Congress, saying he would gladly provide sworn testimony disputing Mr. Comey’s charge that the president  forced him out because of his handling of the investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia.