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WaPo: Special Counsel Investigating Trump For Possible Obstruction Of Justice (Video)

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Newark International airport in Newark, NJ U.S., to spend a weekend at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminister, New Jersey, June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

8:11am UPDATE: a few minutes ago President Trump reacted to the Washington Post story on twitter: 

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Original story: 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 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.Trump had received private assurances from then-FBI Director James B. Comey starting in January that he was not personally under investigation. Officials say that changed shortly after Comey’s firing.

By Devlin Barrett, Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Sari HorwitzWashingtonPost.com, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, June 15, 2017

Video by Washington Post

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