N.Y Times Breaks Thursday Trump Witness Tampering And Obstruction Scandal

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Trump is being investigated using all-new pieces of evidence that will surprise Americans and enrage the president. While he may believe he can do and say whatever he wants with impunity, Special Counsel Robert Mueller disagrees.

On Thursday, the New York Times revealed that several of Mueller’s investigators have confirmed that Trump’s own tweets are being examined as evidence of obstruction of justice. Trump’s public pressuring and berating of government officials like former FBI Director Jim Comey, former acting director Andrew McCabe, and current deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, may very well indicate that Trump attempted to obstruct the investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign with Russian government officials.

‘Investigators want to ask Mr. Trump about the tweets he wrote about Mr. Sessions and Mr. Comey and why he has continued to publicly criticize Mr. Comey and the former deputy F.B.I. director Andrew G. McCabe, another witness against the president. They also want to know about a January episode in the Oval Office in which Mr. Trump asked the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, about reports that Mr. McGahn told investigators about the president’s efforts to fire Mr. Mueller himself last year.’

His tweets about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, another top department official appointed by Trump, are another piece of that evidence. Trump has said repeatedly that he would never have appointed Sessions had he known he was going to recuse himself from the Russia investigation, although it was impossible for Sessions to tell him he was going to do so before he lied to Congress and forced himself into that position.

‘After Mr. Trump tried last July to get Mr. Sessions to resign, the president began a three-day public attack on a variety of fronts — tweets, a Rose Garden news conference and a Wall Street Journal interview — criticizing Mr. Sessions, raising the specter that he would fire him.’

Trump’s tweets have gotten him into trouble before, but this is a whole new level of trouble for the president.

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