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Senate Judiciary Committee Will Probe Trump for Obstruction

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By    |   Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 11:43 AM

The Senate Judiciary Committee's Russia probe will look into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice in his firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

CNN reports that committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein have come to an agreement about what the panel's investigation will cover. With the Senate Intelligence Committee keeping its main focus on Russia's meddling into the U.S. election last year, the judiciary panel will cover allegations that Trump acted improperly during his meetings with Comey and when he fired the former top cop.

"I think there's general agreement," Feinstein told CNN. "I think the important thing is to get started. What I found in these investigations is when you do them, you look at things you need to look at in addition.

"I think whether [the investigation] includes [a look at obstruction of justice] or not, people look for it. That will be the result. ... You look at various pieces of information, you see something and say, 'woah.'"

A spokesman for Grassley told CNN that Republicans and Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are in "general agreement" on what they will investigate.

There are multiple investigations on Capitol Hill looking into Russia's involvement in the election and whether or not Trump and/or members of his team colluded with the Russians.

There also is a Department of Justice investigation spearheaded by Robert Mueller, a former FBI director who was brought on as a special counsel for the probe.

Trump's White House has called the collusion claims false and said the investigations are wasting money and using government resources that could be employed elsewhere.

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