So let's cut to the chase: Did President Trump obstruct justice? Mr. Comey repeatedly sidestepped that question saying it was not for him but for Robert Mueller, the former FBI director now serving as special counsel for the Russia investigation, to decide. Yet along the way, Americans heard a great deal more about how Mr. Comey felt he could not trust Mr. Trump and how the president clearly sought to influence the investigation, including, most famously, asking about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn: "I hope you can see your way to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go," Mr. Comey had previously recalled Mr. Trump telling him.