The basis for Trump’s obstruction of justice investigation is clear, especially since it played out in front of the entire American voting public on social media and with Comey’s firing. Trump told Comey to drop his investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump’s ousted national security adviser, and when he didn’t, Trump fired him.
The obstruction of justice into the alleged collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian intelligence operatives does not stop there, however.
Newsweek broke the story on Thursday that Trump also pressured National Security Agency Chief Mike Rogers in a phone call to publicly refute claims that Russia hacked the 2016 presidential elections in favor of Donald Trump. Like Comey, Rogers kept detailed notes on that conversation in the form of a memo.
‘The memo said Trump questioned the findings of America’s intelligence community that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. American intelligence agencies issued a report early this year that found Russian intelligence agencies hacked the country’s political parties and worked to sway the election to Trump.’
Former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency Rick Ledgett, who resigned from his post, wrote the memo detailing Trump’s newly-discovered attempts to upend the investigation into Russia’s hacking and into Trump’s campaign team’s alleged collusion with Russia.
Ledgett will be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into Trump and his continued efforts to obstruct justice.
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