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Mueller to FBI Officials: You Could Be Witnesses in a Trump Obstruction Case

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By    |   Thursday, 03 Aug 2017 12:41 PM

Top FBI officials were told shortly after the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller that they should consider themselves possible witnesses in any probe into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, Vox is reporting.

The website attributed its information to two unnamed senior federal law enforcement officials.

The sources said the high-ranking managers of the agency were informed back in May by acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who confided that he too is a potential witness in any probe of whether the president tried to thwart the FBI's Russia investigation.

"What you are going to have is the potential for a powerful obstruction case," a senior law enforcement official is quoted by Vox. "You are going to have the (former) FBI director testify, and then the acting director, the chief of staff to the FBI director, the FBI's general counsel, and then others, one right after another. This has never been the word of Trump against what (James Comey) has had to say. This is more like the Federal Bureau of Investigation versus Donald Trump."

As many as 10 of senior law enforcement officials could be questioned as part of the investigation, said Vox.

They include McCabe himself; Jim Rybicki, Comey's chief of staff, David Bowdich, the FBI's associate director and Carl Ghattas, the head of the agency's national security division.

USA Today reported Trump's firing of Comey and his critical tweets of Attorney General Jeff Sessions have raised questions about whether the president was trying to obstruct justice or take control over the federal probe.

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Top FBI officials were told shortly after the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller that they should consider themselves possible witnesses in any probe into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, Vox is reporting.
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