(THE HILL) — The special counsel appointed to investigate possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is now looking into whether President Trump sought to obstruct justice, The Washington Post reported.
In the wake of Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey last month, the Department of Justice appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the FBI’s probe into Russia’s role in the 2016 election. The investigation began last summer and encompasses Trump and his associates’ alleged ties to Moscow, as well as the Kremlin’s role in mounting a hacking attempt to influence the presidential race in Trump’s favor.
Trump claimed, and Comey later affirmed, that Comey assured him he was not personally under FBI investigation. But investigators began probing Trump for obstruction of justice soon after Comey’s termination.