Ken Starr: No obstruction case against Trump so far

He added that even if former FBI Director James Comey's description of an encounter, in which, Trump allegedly said he hoped he would drop a probe into then-national security adviser Michael Flynn was true, it would likely not rise to the level of a crime.

As expected, Trump and his team have denied any wrongdoing, with the president repeatedly referring to the allegations against him as a "witch hunt". The meeting raised eyebrows because it occurred in the middle of an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state.

President Donald Trump is taking to Twitter denounce reports that the Russian Federation investigation is widening to examine whether he tried to obstruct justice.

Borrowing some presidential campaign rhetoric, Trump called Hillary Clinton crooked and said she "destroyed phones" with a hammer and "bleached emails". "Nice", he wrote in reaction to a Washington Post report alleging he is under investigation for potential obstruction of justice. "He did not dismiss the investigation or curtail the investigation".

Following reports that U.S. Department of Justice special counsel will be examining Trump for obstructing justice disrupted in the probe into Russian involvement in the US election campaign, US President Donald Trump turned to Twitter today (Thursday) to attack former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Obstruction of justice is a serious charge, and one which led to impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon after Watergate.

In late March, as the House Intelligence Committee was thrown into turmoil after it was revealed that chairman Devin Nunes appeared to have coordinated with the White House he was supposed to be overseeing, Trump asked a similar question about Clinton.

Comey also testified he had told Trump he was not under investigation.

But Comey would reopen the investigation in the final weeks of the presidential campaign after the discovery of hundreds of emails from Clinton on the computer of her aide Huma Abedin.

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