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Trump “Officially Under Investigation” as Republicans Bail on Him

President Donald Trump just got blasted with his most serious legal accusations ever.

Reports surfaced this week showing that Trump himself is under direct investigation by the FBI. Until recently, it was only confirmed that Trump’s associates were being investigated. This marks the first time that officials have confirmed that Trump is personally under investigation.

Trump’s decision last month to fire FBI Director James Comey is proving to be one of the most serious accusations in modern political history – inside sources say Comey’s firing is the focus of the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s actions.

The Washington Post reports:

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.

… Investigating Trump for possible crimes is a complicated affair, even if convincing evidence of a crime were found. The Justice Department has long held that it would not be appropriate to indict a sitting president. Instead, experts say, the onus would be on Congress to review any findings of criminal misconduct and then decide whether to initiate impeachment proceedings.

For the first several months of his presidency, Trump has been obsessed with whether or not he’s under investigation. He reportedly asked Comey about it multiple times before he fired him.

Well, now Donald has his answer! But it’s not the one he was looking for.

Mother Jones reports:

James Comey told President Trump three times that he wasn’t personally under investigation. That wasn’t enough. Trump didn’t want his friends under investigation either, so he fired Comey when the investigation continued. Can you guess what happened next?

… Trump’s fans, of course, continue to believe that the big scandal isn’t Trump’s likely obstruction of justice, but the fact that this stuff has been leaked. It’s the Deep State at work. After all, nothing ever leaked in Washington DC until Trump took office. Right?

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