Trump’s tweetstorm backfires as legal scholar admits how president could still get nailed for Russia collusion
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President Donald Trump spent Tuesday morning catching up on the past weekend's Fox News reporting, and he highlighted claims by a TV legal analyst to defend himself against the Russia probe.


Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University Law School professor, told Fox News on Sunday that he was "skeptical about the collusion and obstruction claims" because he hadn't seen any evidence so far -- but he admitted two days later that special counsel Robert Mueller could have evidence he hadn't yet revealed.

"Well, we do know that we haven't had a nexus established in any of these filings in terms of collusion," Turley told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "Now that is, I think, a significant point, but it's not the endpoint. Obviously, there may still be evidence out there."

Turley agreed the special counsel clearly seemed to be putting pressure on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who's been indicted on a long list of fraud, conspiracy and financial crimes.

"The pressure on Manafort may represent a strategy to go to the person most likely to be colluding," Turley said. "Paul Manafort has a long history with Russian oligarch and Russian bad forces, and I think what you see is Mueller shaking the one tree he knows where there are Russians in it, and he is shaking Manafort pretty hard to see if he can force a plea."