President Trump Reportedly Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice in Comey Firing

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U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to welcome President Klaus Iohannis of Romania to the White House for a 'working visit' June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether President Trump obstructed justice following his firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was probing possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. President Trump launched a bitter attack on Twitter Thursday, calling Mueller's investigation "the single greatest witch hunt in American political history." We discuss the scope and status of the investigation, what constitutes obstruction of justice and how any potential charges might be brought against the office of the president.


Michael Gerhardt, professor of constitutional law, University of North Carolina School of Law

Garrett Graff, journalist and historian; author, "Raven Rock"

Rory Little, professor of law at UC Hastings