Danger for Trump from Comey hearing lies in three words: obstruction of justice

Testimony could establish whether Trump’s conversations with the ex-FBI chief were simply high-level confidential chatter – or something crossing into illegality

Three days after he fired FBI director James Comey, when a story about a clumsy request for a “loyalty pledge” made the papers, Donald Trump jumped on Twitter to threaten the reported object of his one-time overtures.

“James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” the president tweeted.

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