Trump: I’m Not Obstructing Justice, I’m Fighting Back

The Hill reports:

President Trump on Monday criticized the suggestion that he has obstructed justice in the Russia investigation, saying he is simply “fighting back.” Trump’s tweet comes after a federal judge last week pushed back against prosecutors handling the case of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Trump has repeatedly referring to the probe into Russian election meddling and any potential ties between Trump campaign staff members and the Kremlin as a “witch hunt.”

Axios reports:

President Trump issued a legal threat to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team in a Monday tweet, telling the “13 Angry Democrats” on the team to “just wait ‘till the Courts get to see your unrevealed Conflicts of Interest!”

Reality check: While 13 members of Mueller’s team have previously registered as Democrats, Mueller himself is a registered Republican. The other four investigators in the probe have no affiliation, per the Washington Post.