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NEWSNIGHT: Russia investigation spells ‘Nixonian’ trouble for Trump | World | News

The US President has been under fire after his sacking of FBI chief James Comey, who was leading an investigation into the Republican Firebrand’s election campaign.

Now with a potential criminal investigation into White House staffers underway, former FBI special agent Asha Rangappa has claimed the President’s actions could have parallels with Richard Nixon, who resigned amid growing calls for his impeachment.

Speaking on BBC’s Newsnight, Ms Rangappa said: “If there is evidence mounting that there might have been efforts to obstruct justice that would be a parallel back to Nixon and that would not look good for the President.

“The other thing that I would look for are whether the special counsel is going to bring charges.

“We do know that there are ongoing criminal investigations coming out of this counter-intelligence investigation that’s also going on.

“That’s kind of not typical, usually you don’t see a lot of prosecutions coming out of a counter-intelligence investigation,

“So depending on where those go and who is implicated, that might spell trouble”

It comes as insiders claim a senior White House official has been named as a “person of interest” in the investigation into possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign for the Presidency.

A Washington Post investigation revealed someone close to President Trump could be called into hearings as swirling controversy threatens to derail the Republican firebrand’s political ambitions.

But while the person of interest is yet to be confirmed, insiders have claimed the President’s son in law Jared Kushner may be implicated in the investigation.

Mr Kushner, who deleted all of his tweets early this morning amid growing speculation, has long advised the President both during his campaign and in the White House.

Earlier this week leading Republican senator Lindsey Graham claimed the US Justice Department probe into alleged ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign…

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