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What about those questions for Trump? Will he answer?

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03.05.2018

President Donald Trump is angrily protesting a leaked list of questions the Justice Department's special counsel wants to ask him, while at the same time contending the list shows anew there was no crime or collusion with the Russians by his presidential campaign. But the questions suggest otherwise: The areas investigators want to focus on clearly include collusion and obstruction of justice.

The questions, some 49 in all, were published by The New York Times, which said they were compiled by Trump's lawyers during negotiations with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators over a possible interview with the president himself. The Times said it got the list from someone "outside Mr. Trump's legal team."

The leak was "so disgraceful," Trump tweeted on Tuesday. "No questions on Collusion," he said, "collusion that never existed." That's the idea that his presidential campaign collaborated with Russians who were trying to help him to the Oval Office. As for obstruction of the investigation after he took office, he scoffed, "It would be very hard to obstruct justice for a crime that never happened!"

There's still no word from the White House as to whether Trump will sit down to answer these questions or others for the investigation.

Some takeaways from the list.

OBSTRUCTION IS A KEY FOCUS

It has long been clear that Mueller is........

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