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Witcover: Smoking out Trump on obstruction of justice

Witcover: Smoking out Trump on obstruction of justice

The questions made public that may be asked of President Donald Trump, should he testify in the Robert Mueller investigation, suggest the special counsel is honing in on criminal activity in one or two realms, or both.

The first is whether Mr. Trump had the intent to obstruct justice by allegedly asking then-FBI Director James Comey to let then National Security Adviser Michael Flynn off the hook for lying about meeting with the Russian ambassador.

The second is whether Mr. Trump had committed criminal acts in business dealings uncovered in the seizure of papers and other evidence in the Justice Department raid on the home, office and hotel room of longtime Trump private...

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