Special counsel Robert Mueller has not opened any probe to determine if President Trump obstructed justice when he fired former FBI director James Comey, despite conflicting reports in recent days claiming the President was actively under investigation.
According to ABC News, Mueller is currently deciding whether to expand his investigation of Russian election interference to directly include the President and other top officials, but has not yet made that determination.
Speaking with ABC’s this week, contributor Pierre Thomas confirmed the special counsel had not opened any personal investigation regarding President Trump.
“Now my sources are telling me that he’s begun some preliminary planning, plans to talk to some people in the administration, but he has not made that momentous decision to go for a full-scale investigation,” said Thomas.
The revelation confirms what top White House lawyers told the media this weekend, that no investigation of President Trump has been announced or is currently planned.
Speaking with Fox News, White House Attorney Jay Sekulow reiterated the President is not under any current investigation.
"Let me be crystal clear so you completely understand: We have not received nor are we aware of any investigation of the president of the United States,” Sekulow said.