WASHINGTON — In late summer 2016, after WikiLeaks had published its first tranche of stolen Democratic emails, Donald J. Trump received a phone call while riding to La Guardia Airport and then told an aide that more damaging releases were coming. But Mr. Trump denied to the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, that he knew in advance about the timing of the release of hacked emails or their contents, contradicting the recollections of the adviser sharing the car ride, Rick Gates. Now Mr. Trump's answers, submitted in writing and under oath, are receiving new scrutiny after Mr. Mueller agreed in his closely watched congressional testimony this week that some of the president's responses were untruthful. Mr. Trump's answers are becoming additional fodder for the internal debate among House Democrats about whether to open an impeachment inquiry into Mr. Trump, congressional aides said. Notably, one of the two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton accused him of lying under oath. That concerned a far different matter: whether he had an affair with an intern, not whether he knew about and made plans to use forthcoming illegal foreign assistance to help win an election. The credibility of Mr. Trump's written… Read full this story
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