Mr. Wisner, apparently sent to Egypt to quietly deliver the message to Mr. Mubarak that he must relinquish power, said the Egyptian president's leadership is critical and the transition "is an ideal moment for him to show the way forward."
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Mr. Wisner later said Mr. Mubarak must stay in office to guide the transition.
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