Dem Congressman reveals Trump's behavior isn't an act 'of an innocent person': 'This shows consciousness of guilt'
Trump's planned tariffs on steel and aluminium have triggered fears of a trade war. (AFP / MANDEL NGAN)

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA)  warned that President Trump's recent behavior reveals more than what meets the eyes.

During an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Lieu talked about Trump's constant demands on the Department of Justice.

"The continued assault on the rule of law by Donald Trump as well as the independence of the Department of Justice is highly disturbing," Lieu said. "But it's also very telling. I'm a former prosecutor, and these are not the actions of an innocent person. This shows consciousness of guilt."

Lieu suggested that the best thing for President Trump to do is to keep quiet.

"If Donald Trump was innocent, he would let the investigation conclude without trying to interfere with it at every single step, and I think it's time the president stop smearing the Department of Justice and the FBI."

Watch his assessment of the president below: