Donald Trump with tweet stating that "I fight back" to the Russian investigation

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Did Trump just cop to obstructing justice?

Well OK.


David Covucci


Published Apr 11, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 6:57 pm CDT

Wednesday morning, in one of his patented everyone-thinks-its-a-bad-idea-but-I’ll-show-them tweetstorms (a genre in which no one can deny President Donald Trump is peerless in), the president kind of casually admitted to possibly committing a crime.

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“No Collusion or Obstruction (other than I fight back), so now they do the Unthinkable, and RAID a lawyers office for information! BAD!” the president wrote. No obstruction (other than I commit obstruction), is an interesting defense against committing obstruction.

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Trump’s most prominent attempt at fighting back came when he fired the person investigating his ties to Russia for, and he admitted this on national television, investigating his ties to Russia.

Naturally, the internet thought this was a tacit admission guilt.

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But then again, maybe he’s just seeing many moves ahead.

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*First Published: Apr 11, 2018, 1:09 pm CDT