President Donald Trump on Monday previewed a defense he will likely make if he is charged by special counsel Robert Mueller with obstruction of justice.
Writing on Twitter, the president said that he never did anything to obstruct justice, as he said all of his actions were about "fighting back."
"The Russia Witch Hunt is rapidly losing credibility," Trump wrote. "House Intelligence Committee found No Collusion, Coordination or anything else with Russia. So now the Probe says OK, what else is there? How about Obstruction for a made up, phony crime.There is no O, it’s called Fighting Back."
The Russia Witch Hunt is rapidly losing credibility. House Intelligence Committee found No Collusion, Coordination… https://t.co/MMfLEunjG6— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1525692454.0
Trump's declaration that he has already been cleared of colluding with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign is at best a highly misleading statement. The Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee claimed they found no evidence of collusion, although Democrats on the committee issued a scathing rebuttal showing that their Republican colleagues failed to follow up on multiple leads that could have led to more direct evidence of collusion.
Additionally, Republicans in the Senate have yet to come to the same conclusion as Republicans in the House and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, which is still less than a year old, has yet to issue anything close to a final report.