The internet was confused Saturday after Donald Trump's notorious Twitter feed seemed to directly implicate the president in obstruction of justice.
In a tweet claiming "there was nothing to hide" the president acknowledged that he had knowledge that Mike Flynn had lied to the FBI at the time of his departure, which Trump mischaracterized as a firing when he had actually allowed Flynn to resign.
I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It… https://t.co/8bMCLGuAhf— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1512234853.0
The internet could not understand why Trump would break his Twitter silence on Flynn's guilty plea with an admission of guilt.
With one tweet, Donald Trump just implicated himself in a pretty elaborate obstruction of justice conspiracy.— Matt McDermott (@Matt McDermott) 1512236235.0
Trump took 24 hours to come up with a tweet that would bolster Mueller’s obstruction of justice case?— Schooley (@Schooley) 1512236459.0
Oh my god, he just admitted to obstruction of justice. If Trump knew Flynn lied to the FBI when he asked Comey to l… https://t.co/c3kurL7A5Y— Matthew Miller (@Matthew Miller) 1512235479.0
It seems Trump is saying he knew Flynn lied to the FBI. I wonder what the White House lawyers think of this tweet. https://t.co/biHO1dr2yx— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1512235250.0
It's a rare Saturday when a president admits to obstructing justice.— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce) 1512236266.0
So lemme get this straight.. Trump tweeted Flynn fired for lying and in the same tweet stating he 'did nothing wron… https://t.co/IPLqFKFyyb— PluT.igress 🎱 (@PluT.igress 🎱) 1512236072.0
THIS IS OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. @POTUS now admits he KNEW Michael Flynn lied to the FBI. Yet Trump tried to influen… https://t.co/Dj9YKriMvY— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu) 1512236258.0