On Thursday's episode of CNN's the Lead, anchor Jake Tapper observed that despite President Donald Trump's antipathy toward what he calls a "rigged witch hunt," the president is inadvertently aiding the Russia probe.
With Paul Manafort's trial nearing its end, each day brings new speculation about what Special Counsel Robert Mueller's next step will be. And Trump is not helping his case with erratic behavior like stripping former CIA director John Brennan of his security clearance.
"It's almost as if the president is connecting the dots for Robert Mueller," Jake Tapper said. "President Trump again admitting a move against the former CIA director is directly tied to his disdain for the Russia investigation. Did he just open yet another door for the special counsel?"