Make Investigations Great Again

“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.” According to WaPo, the special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice.

+ Trump responded through his lawyers, and a pair of tweets. “They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice.”

+ Wired: Robert Mueller chooses his investigatory dream team.

+ In a very interesting move (that isn’t getting nearly as much attention), “The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow Congress to block any efforts by the president to scale back sanctions against Russia, and to strengthen those sanctions in retaliation for Moscow’s alleged interference in the 2016 election and its actions in Syria.” The vote was 97-2.

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