Adam Entous, national security reporter for the Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about breaking news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice in the firing of James Comey.
The special counsel is also seeking documents from the National Security Agency relating to the intelligence agency's interactions with the White House on the Russian Federation investigation.
He also brought up Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and questioned whether her actions amounted to obstruction of justice.
Global energy demand stumbles for third year -BP
Coal's share of primary energy production was down to its lowest since 2004 due to a fall in consumption by the U.S. and China. The decline was driven by shrinking coal production in the US , down 19 percent, and China , down 7.9 percent.
In response to reports that Trump is facing a criminal investigation, Mark Corallo, spokesman for Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, said in a statement, "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable, and illegal".
That would make Trump a subject of a sprawling inquiry that he has repeatedly said has no merit. The obstruction investigation began just days after the president abruptly fired former FBI Director James Comey, according to the newspaper.
Rachel noted on last night's show the blockbuster new report from the Washington Post.
"I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning, but that a conclusion I'm sure the special counsel will work towards to try to understand what the intention was there", he said.
VP Mike Pence hires outside counsel to deal with ongoing Russia probe
Vice President Mike Pence has retained outside counsel , his office confirmed, as scrutiny of the White House intensifies. Cullen is no stranger to high-profile federal investigations.
In a pair of earlier tweets, Trump called the investigation "phony" and the "greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history". "He did not dismiss the investigation or curtail the investigation".
Comey also testified he had told Trump he was not under investigation.
Trump made the comments in a tweet a day after it was reported that he is under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for potential obstruction of justice.
Clinton would later blame Comey and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for costing her the election.
Texas congressman's staffer among those wounded in shooting
Congressman Williams was not shot, however a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention. Barton, of Ennis, south of Dallas, is the manager of the Republican congressional baseball team.