10:39, June 15 314 0 abajournal.com

2017-06-15 10:39:05
Mueller considering possible obstruction of justice case against President Trump, report says

Mueller’s office has reached out to Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers and recently retired deputy NSA director Richard Ledgett. Earlier this week, news reports indicated that Trump was thinking about firing Mueller but was dissuaded by staff.

Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning to slam the report.

They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice

You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people! #MAGA

The White House could assert executive privilege to prevent those officials from being questioned about conversations with the president, which could lead to battles in court, where judges have tended to hold that criminal investigations can override such privilege, the New York Times reports.