Report: Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice

Robert S. Mueller III in 2012. Credit J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in last year’s election, is interviewing top intelligence officials in a widening inquiry that will look at whether President Trump tried to obstruct justice, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing several people with knowledge of the situation. Mueller reportedly wants to interview Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and Rogers’ former deputy Richard Ledgett, who have been identified in news reports as officials whose help Trump may have sought to get former FBI Director James Comey to end the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s Russia ties. Coats and Rogers declined to answer questions on the matter in a congressional hearing last week, but have agreed to be interviewed by Mueller as early as this week.

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