On ‘Radio Times’: WaPo reporter on how Trump is undermining the Russia investigation

The Washington Post broke a story earlier this week that President Trump dictated Donald Trump Jr.’s response to the news that he had met with Russians promising opposition research on Hillary Clinton in June 2016. The Washington Post’s story refutes earlier claims that President Trump had no part in helping his son craft a statement about the reason for his meeting.

On Thursday’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, Marty was joined by Carol Leonnig, one of the Washington Post reporters who was part of the team that broke this story.

Towards the end of the program, Leonnig laid out all of the ways in which Trump has been working to undermine and quash the broader investigation into his ties to powerful Russians. These include the firing of former-F.B.I. Director Comey, the President asking colleagues to get Comey to drop the probe, and Trump’s public berating of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

She then said, “the President may genuinely believe he’s  done nothing wrong and this is a political witch hunt. That’s certainly what he’s told close advisors that I’ve spoken with. But if there’s anything underneath this probe, if there’s any crime that’s happened, it makes it look like the President is trying to hide that.”

Listen to the full interview on Radio Times.

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