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US Special Counsel Investigating Trump for Possible Obstruction of Justice

© REUTERS / Joshua RobertsU.S. President Donald Trump refers to amounts of temperature change as he announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2017.
U.S. President Donald Trump refers to amounts of temperature change as he announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2017. - Sputnik International
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US Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly widening the investigation to determine whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice.

Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, to testify at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing a probe into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election, is widening the investigation to determine whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice, media reported citing unnamed officials.

The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that it interviewed five people briefed on the matter, but it did not identify its sources by name.

A representative for Trump’s lawyer promptly reacted to the allegation.

"The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal," Mark Corallo, spokesperson for Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz, said.

The special counsel launched its investigation of Trump just days after Trump fired former FBI director James Comey on May 9, the report said.

Obstruction of justice is an impeachable offense.

Russia has repeatedly denied allegations that it interfered in the US election, insisting that it does not meddle in the affairs of other countries.

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