— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) June 18, 2017
There’s currently no “full-scale” investigation of President Donald Trump, says an ABC reporter. Pierre Thomas appeared on Sunday’s episode of This Week, where he talked about the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe into Russia’s 2016 election interference.
“Now my sources are telling me that he’s begun some preliminary planning, plans to talk to some people in the administration, but he has not made that momentous decision to go for a full-scale investigation,” Thomas said.
Questions abound as to whether Mueller is investigating Trump for any alleged wrong-doing. The confirmed federal and Congressional probes into Russian interference have only touched the president’s campaign. Nonetheless, fired FBI Director James Comey has suggested Mueller could be looking into whether POTUS committed obstruction of justice by asking him to drop a federal investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
“I don’t think it’s for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct,” Comey said in a June 8 hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. “I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning, but that’s a conclusion I’m sure the special counsel will work towards, to try and understand what the intention was there, and whether that’s an offense.”
A Washington Post report from Wednesday says Mueller is speaking to senior intelligence officials, figuring out whether Trump obstructed justice.
The president sent out an unclear tweet on Friday. It’s unclear who he was talking about. Jay Sekulow, a member of the president’s personal legal team, told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday that it was in response to the Post report.
I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017
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