Here’s A Complete List Of The Trump Tweets Mueller Is Likely Reviewing In Obstruction Probe

Some of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's best obstruction evidence is sitting in plain view.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller (AP)

Special Counsel Robert Mueller (AP)

Updated August 11, 2018

Maggie Haberman and Michael Schmidt of The New York Times, launched a bombshell report detailing how the Mueller probe is building the case for obstruction of justice and potential witness tampering against President Donald Trump. In the report, The New York Times highlights that “privately, some of [Trump’s] lawyers have expressed concern that Mr. Mueller will stitch together several episodes, encounters, and pieces of evidence, like the tweets, to build a case that the president embarked on a broad effort to interfere with the investigation,” and how “prosecutors who lack one slam-dunk piece of evidence in obstruction cases often search for a larger pattern of behavior.”

Topics Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly scrutinizing in Trump’s tweets include “negative statements from the president about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, according to three people briefed on the matter.”

Here are the tweets Mueller’s team are likely reviewing

The tweet where Trump admitted that he was aware that his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied to the FBI before firing him. This would mean Trump asked Comey to back off Flynn, who he knew committed a crime.

The tweet where President Trump said he was fighting back on the investigation.

Tweets where the President expressed his anger at Jeff Sessions for not protecting him from the investigation, for recusing himself, and for not investigating his political opponent.

The tweets about former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Andrew McCabe, witnesses in the obstruction case.

And then there are the countless general attacks on the probe.

This article does not include President Trump’s admission to NBC’s Lester Holt that he had Russia in mind when he fired Comey. For a full timeline of the firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Trump’s other endeavors to obstruct justice, and more info on what obstruction of justice entails, read this deep dive.

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