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Trump probed for obstructing justice

The move expands the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation

Chris Strohm 

The special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 Presidential election plans to interview two top US intelligence officials about whether President Donald Trump sought their help to get the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to back off a related probe of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, according to three people familiar with the inquiry. The move expands the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. It had initially focused on Russia’s election meddling and whether any of Trump’s associates colluded with ...

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 01:02 IST
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