‘Freudian slip?’ The internet mocks Trump for tweeting his own confession that Russia helped him
President Donald Trump. (AFP / Jim WATSON)

President Donald Trump claimed a right to obstruct justice -- and accidentally admitted that Russia helped get him elected.


The president spent Thursday morning raging about special counsel Robert Mueller, who delivered his first public remarks about the Russia investigation the day before, and insisted his apparent efforts to impede the probe were justified because he thought the case was unfair.

"Russia, Russia, Russia!" Trump tweeted. "That’s all you heard at the beginning of this Witch Hunt Hoax...And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected. It was a crime that didn’t exist."

Other Twitter users noticed the apparent confession.