Adam Smith: Trump’s Tweet About Shutting Down the Mueller Probe ‘Flirts with Obstruction of Justice’
BLITZER: "Let’s get more from democratic congressman Adam Smith joining us from the armed services committee. Thanks for joining us. Let’s get right to the questions. Is the president making things worse for himself with all of these tweets?"
SMITH: "Well, obviously from a legal standpoint he is making things worse. How the public reacts to, the president thinks the tweets appeal to his base. And they do. They fire up his base. That’s what he tries to do. That’s how he holds the rallies. In terms of people that aren’t part of his solid base and in terms of legal strategy behind that, the more you talk, the more you open up to exposure legally. The most interesting thing about all of this that I don’t think has been emphasized enough is from the beginning the president, Donald Trump Jr., the attorney general, a series of people have consistently lied about their interactions with Russians. They were asked about this repeatedly before all of this stuff came out in November and December and they all said never happened, Donald Trump Jr., said he never had any meetings with any Russian officials. Why did they lie about it? Why did they so consistently lie about their interactions that have now come to light with a whole series of different people connected to the Russian government."