WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Examiner has released a new article detailing the investigation of whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and other events that led to his impeachment.
The article, written by David Filipov, a reporter with the Washington Examiner, said that a federal grand jury convened by special counsel Robert Mueller began to examine whether Trump obtrusively withheld relevant documents from Congress during the Russia probe.
It also detailed that Trump was questioned by the FBI’s special counsel, but that no charges were filed.
It is the first time the Washington Post has reported that a special counsel was investigating the firing or obstruction of justice.
In the article, Filipov said that Trump’s attorney, John Dowd, was aware of the grand jury investigation into his client.
The Washington Examiner reported earlier this month that Trump told a congressional aide during a private meeting that the president’s firing of Comey had been “a terrible mistake.”
Trump denied the allegation.
“The president was clear: The dismissal of FBI director Comey was not about politics, it was about the safety and security of the American people,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement at the time.
“The president has full confidence in James Comey.”
A special counsel has been appointed to lead the investigation into possible obstruction of Justice.