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By Devlin Barrett, Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Sari Horwitz June 14 at 6:21 PM
The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.

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, officials said.

[Here’s what we know so far about Team Trump’s ties to Russian interests]

Trump had received private assurances from then-FBI Director James B. Comey starting in January that he was not personally under investigation. Officials say that changed shortly after Comey’s firing.

Five people briefed on the requests, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said that Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and Rogers’s recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett, agreed to be interviewed by Mueller’s investigators as early as this week. The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy, and it is unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI.

The NSA said in a statement that it will “fully cooperate with the special counsel” and declined to comment further. The office of the director of national intelligence and Ledgett declined to comment.

The White House now refers all questions about the Russia investigation to Trump’s personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz.

“The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal,” said Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Kasowitz.

The officials said Coats, Rogers and Ledgett would appear voluntarily, though it remains unclear whether they will describe in full their conversations with Trump and other top officials or will be directed by the White House to invoke executive privilege. It is doubtful that the White House could ultimately use executive privilege to try to block them from speaking to Mueller’s investigators. Experts point out that the Supreme Court ruled during the Watergate scandal that officials cannot use privilege to withhold evidence in criminal prosecutions.

The obstruction-of-justice investigation of the president began days after Comey was fired on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter. Mueller’s office has taken up that work, and the preliminary interviews scheduled with intelligence officials indicate that his team is actively pursuing potential witnesses inside and outside the government.

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The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.
No names again?...

Leaking again from anonymous sources again?...

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I thought the WaPo got rid of Sari Horwitz for plagiarism. On 2nd thought, that might be why they kept her.
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A lot of crap being flung around about Trump and the Russians but I have yet to see any proof. Is all these idiots can do is waste time and taxpayer money? If you have proof show it already or STFU. All this time money and energy could be spent on things like hammering out a new healthcare plan or doing something about our open borders. Seriously, Trump is President, get over the butt hurt and do your Jobs.
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No names again?...

Leaking again from anonymous sources again?...

You think Comey and Mueller are liars and Sessions and Trump are honest don't you?
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A lot of crap being flung around about Trump and the Russians but I have yet to see any proof. Is all these idiots can do is waste time and taxpayer money? If you have proof show it already or STFU. All this time money and energy could be spent on things like hammering out a new healthcare plan or doing something about our open borders. Seriously, Trump is President, get over the butt hurt and do your Jobs.
It's now about obstruction of justice. Try to keep up. BTW Russia did interfere with our election process.
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I am sitting here watching Fox News aka the RWNM and they are not denying the allegations, but saying whoever leaked it should be prosecuted. I agree completely. But they are not arguing Trump did not attempt to obstruct justice. Honestly. I would not mind seeing a POS like Trump getting impeached and whatever, but that would not be in the best interest of our country. God, I would even take Bill back, I truly miss GWB and Obama. This is not good for America.
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President Trump fired Flynn. That alone is evidence of something.
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President Trump fired Flynn. That alone is evidence of something.
Yes, but that was because Obama didn't vet him properly.
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