This week, news organizations, led by the New York Times, revealed a list of 49 questions that, depending on which account you read, are what Special Counsel Mueller wants to ask President Donald Trump, or are along the lines of what Mueller might want to ask the president. The majority of the questions focus on whether Trump has obstructed justice over the course of the Russia investigation through his actions such as firing former FBI director James Comey. The rest focus on Trump and his associates’ connections with with Russia, with an eye toward determining whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 elections.

I asked ex-federal prosecutor Alex Whiting for his thoughts on what the questions themselves may reveal about Mueller’s investigation, why it matters who wrote them, and the broader question of whether President Trump will be subpoena’d by Mueller, and how the president might fight it.



Music: Autumn Leaves by Poddington Bear.

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