Special Counsel Robert Mueller has broadened the FBI’s investigation to include an investigation of President Donald Trump for potential obstruction of justice.
The Washington Post reported:
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 own 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.
Now we know why Trump wanted to fire the special counsel.
The investigation has now gone way beyond Russian election interference. By firing James Comey, Trump put himself under investigation, and his motives and conversations with Comey are why he is being looked at for obstructing justice.
Trump wanted to get rid of the special prosecutor because Mueller is investigating him. It is that simple. There is no great criminal mastermind conspiracy here. Donald Trump believes that he can make the investigation go away if he fires Mueller.
All of the talk of potential obstruction of justice is real now. Trump is under investigation, which is a big step towards getting this president out of the White House.