President Trump did not take a Twitter break this weekend.
Catch me up.
On Friday, former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the former Russian ambassador to the US. He’s now cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to attack last year’s presidential election.
What does Trump say?
On Saturday, he tweeted that he fired Flynn for lying to the FBI. But if Trump knew this when he asked former FBI Director James Comey to lay off the investigation into Flynn, a lot of people think this could signal that the president obstructed justice. Trump’s lawyer came out saying he was behind the tweet and reportedly called it a “mistake.”
Is that all?
Nope. The White House says Flynn handled his Russia contacts on his own. But a new report says emails during the transition show others – including senior officials – were involved.
Is that all?
Nope. On Sunday, Trump went on offense, tweeting that the FBI’s reputation is “in Tatters.” It came after news that an FBI official was removed from Mueller’s team for sending anti-Trump texts. The same agent also helped lead the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server – which ended without charges against her.
Flynn is the first from Trump’s White House to be charged in the Russia investigation. Mueller could have tacked on additional charges against him – meaning Flynn might give up some important info in exchange for having them dropped.