Still this whole... "Russia thing". How did we get to this point?
To understand that, let’s look at some key questions that have driven this mess and Trump’s repeated efforts to undermine his own position.
Two things point to an answer of "yes". One is Comey's testimony that Trump asked him if he could cut Michael Flynn some slack and hoped Comey could let this go.
The other is Trump's own admission to NBC News and to his Russian visitors regarding his motives for firing Comey, specifically citing the Russia investigation.
"Obstruction of justice" is not an easy thing to prove. Trump's comments to Comey were sufficiently vague; he didn't order Comey to let the investigation go, Trump just expressed a "hope" he could let it go. And firing Comey would not end the investigation.
That being said, there is sufficient reason to be concerned about Trump's flagrant abuse of power to further a personal goal in opposition to the investigation of Russian influence.
If the story is as non-existent as Trump says, why would he impede the investigation? Let it run it's course, get vindication neither he nor his team did anything wrong and move the hell on. Instead, the more Li'l Donnie snarls and barks at what he calls a "witch hunt", the more he stokes fires of suspicion. It is not in his best interest if he's innocent to do what he's been doing. Hell, if he's guilty, his behavior is still not in his best interest.
And it all goes back to before the inauguration when Trump disputed the findings of America's intelligence agencies that Russia had interfered in the election, a consensus accepted by almost everybody else. Which just led to more questions and more suspicions.
So Trump or his team is guilty of some form of collusion with the Russians. Or maybe not. And if he's not, then he's just plain stupid and exposing himself once more as being completely unfit for office. Because if he or his team is not guilty, then the only answer remaining is that Trump is a petulant man-baby with no patience for anything that might take his grand accomplishment, winning the 2016 election, away from him in even the smallest way.
Sneaky or stupid. One or the other. Neither is a good answer.