LifeZette: Trump Tweets Pose Increasingly Serious Political, Legal Risks

IRLI In The News

June 19, 2017

By Brendan Kirby

President Donald Trump on Friday initially appeared to confirm by tweet he is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice — the latest example that he risks undermining his own case.

The president seemed to validate an anonymously sourced Washington Post story indicating that special counsel Robert Mueller was looking into obstruction based on Trump’s dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, whose agency at the time was running a counterintelligence investigation of Russian meddling into the 2016 election — although not of Trump himself.

Trump referred to a memo prepared by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as part of the review of Comey. Rosenstein also is the man who appointed Mueller as special counsel. … Read the full story by Brendan Kirby.

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