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Ken Starr: No obstruction case against Trump so far


As expected, Trump and his team have denied any wrongdoing, with the president repeatedly referring to the allegations against him as a "witch hunt".

Starr made the argument that Trump, in using the word "hope" when he told former FBI Director James Comey that he wanted the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn over, was basically saying, "Golly, I sure wish this would go away".

Trump's questions are best directed at his Department of Justice, who have the power to investigate Clinton.

Trump, who tweeted earlier Thursday that the investigation was "the single greatest WITCH HUNT" in United States political history and is being led "by some very bad and conflicted people", tried to turn the conversation to the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

"Why is [it] that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?"

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The little-known Maute group has been a fierce enemy of a military with superior firepower and greater troop strength. The presence of the United States , he said, provides only intelligence exchanges, training and technical support.

Shortly afterward, Trump wrote: "Crooked H destroyed phones with hammer, "bleached" emails, and had husband meet with AG days before she was cleared- and they talk about obstruction?" Trump reportedly considered firing Mueller as special counsel, but was talked out of it by aides who anxious about the consequences of taking such an action. "He did not dismiss the investigation or curtail the investigation".

The tweets came after a Washington Post report that former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, is also looking into whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice.

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

Trump was alluding to the former secretary of state's handling of her private email server, an issue that dogged the Democratic nominee's presidential campaign since before it officially began.

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