The special counsel investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia just hit a new level.

A Deep State leak revealed a shocking fact about the inquiry.

And it will leave you with a sickening feeling.

The investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia has collapsed.

No ties to Russia or evidence of collusion between Trump officials and Russian government officials exist.

So the Deep State has moved the goal posts to obstruction of justice.

The media campaign to oust Trump has shift to honing in on Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director Jim Comey.

Trump – as the chief executive – has every right to fire Comey for any reason he wants.

Trump constitutionally executing his duties cannot by definition be criminal.

But that didn’t stop the Deep State from revealing that special counsel Bob Mueller is investigating Trump for obstruction of justice.

The Washington Post reports:

“The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.

The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said…

…Five people briefed on the requests, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said that Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and Rogers’s recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett, agreed to be interviewed by Mueller’s investigators as early as this week. The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy, and it is unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI.”

The leak comes on the heels of Trump associate Christopher Ruddy saying top White House officials said firing Mueller was under consideration.

The trial balloon was quickly popped, but there are two theories behind the leak.

The first is that by leaking Mueller is investigating Trump, it makes it impossible for Trump to ask the Justice Department to shut down Mueller’s investigation.

Axios reports:

“Republicans are seizing on a familiar — and for them, distressing — pattern: when President Trump applies unconventional or inappropriate pressure to “independent” public officials, his intervention is often followed by damaging leaks.

About an hour after the Washington Post broke the story Wednesday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, I started hearing from Republicans who are starting to draw a straight line from Trump’s undisciplined venting to damaging leaks.

Text message from a GOP operative close to the White House: “Leak was probably a response to stories about POTUS firing Mueller. Can’t fire him now.”

The other theory is that the investigation into Trump was leaked to goad him into demanding Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein fire Mueller and provoke a crisis.

The timing of the leak – Trump’s birthday – gives credence to this theory.

Whatever the reason for the leak, it is clear Mueller’s investigation is a partisan witch hunt.

Mueller hiring partisan Democrats who donated to Democrats – including Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign – is one data point.

The illegal leaks to create more negative news cycles for Trump are the cherry on top.

We will keep you updated on any new developments in this story.