The White House bureau chief for The Washington Post on Monday suggested President Donald Trump's public "anxiety" may stem from a fear of more indictments by special counsel Robert Mueller.
"A lot has happened in the last few weeks in terms of the Mueller investigation and the changing stories," noted MSNBC anchor Katy Tur. "Could the president be feeling a bit boxed in? More box in now than he has yet?
"Oh, yeah, he could be boxed in, certainly," the Post's Philip Rucker replied.
"I think he feels that way," he observed. "He certainly appears to be feeling that way based on the anxiety that he is showing publicly in his comments."
"There are a couple other things going on right now," Rucker continued. "He is trying to decide whether to do that interview with Robert Mueller. That's a really consequence juncture for him, it could expose him to some jeopardy -- which is why his lawyers are very hesitant to let him do that -- but he, of course, thinks he can convince Mueller, so he wants to speak."
"They are also waiting for any potential future indictments, there is a feeling that something may be afoot in the special counsel's office," Rucker reported. "They are waiting for that."