>> The investigation into Russia's role in the US presidential election now widening to include whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice, according to the Washington Post. The move, a watershed moment in the nearly year-long investigation, now headed by special counsel and former FBI director, Robert Mueller. The Post citing unnamed officials reporting Mueller's team is set to interview National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, National Security Chief Mike Rogers, and Rogers recently-departed deputy, Richard Ledgett as early as this week.
Adding the obstruction of justice probe began just days after the May 9th firing of former FBI director James Comey. Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that he told Trump the President was not under investigation, at least while Comey was head of the FBI. Although, he did say he was certain his firing was due to the President's concerns over the Russia probe.