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Report: Special counsel investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

Posted June 14

President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, about the shooting in Alexandria, Va. where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., and others, where shot during a Congressional baseball practice. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

— A probe by a special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election now includes an examination into whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice, according to a report by The Washington Post.

The move by special counsel Robert S. Muller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a turn in the investigation, which previously focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and any potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

Trump had been assured in January by then-FBI Director James Comey that he was not personally under investigation, but officials said that changed shortly after Comey’s firing, according to The Washington Post.

People familiar with the matter told The Washington Post that the obstruction of justice investigation of Trump began days after Comey was fired.

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