Trump 'faces obstruction of justice probe'

Robert Mueller, the FBI director, testifies before a congressional committee on June 14, 2017.
Robert Mueller, the FBI director, testifies before a congressional committee on June 14, 2017.PHOTO: NYTNS

WASHINGTON • US President Donald Trump is reportedly in the sights of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading an FBI probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's presidential polls.

Mr Mueller is looking into whether Mr Trump tried to obstruct justice during a meeting with FBI chief James Comey, whom he later sacked, The Washington Post reported, citing senior officials.

Mr Trump yesterday slammed what he called a "witch hunt", and accused investigators of making up a "phony story".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 16, 2017, with the headline 'Trump 'faces obstruction of justice probe''. Print Edition | Subscribe