In establishing obstruction of justice it is necessary to prove that corrupt intent was present.But even with that caveat, Trump’s latest remarks about the matter hardly help his attempts to show that he did not try to interfere in the FBI’s investigation into possible collusion between Russia and his campaign.“You’re basically conceding all the elements of the offense except for intent,” Zeidenberg said. To say that it’s not fatal isn’t the same as saying it’s at all helpful or constructive.

He’s putting himself in all kinds of jeopardy for no good reason.”Yahoo!

News reported earlier this month that several top law firms had rejected the opportunity to represent Trump over fears that he would refuse their advice about not making public statements.

Related: Watch Trump explain why he sent Comey tapes tweet and see if you understand.

(We don’t) Trump’s latest comments came Friday when attempting to explain why he sent a tweet threatening that he had tapes of his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey.

“It’s not just about labeling reports of his constant falsehoods as #Fake News – it’s his casting of media personalities and outlets as anti-American targets, and encouraging people to engage in violence.” And how is President Trump “encouraging people to engage in violence” against journalists?

Swalwell said Trump “created a climate of extreme hostility to the press” when he said false reports by “fake news media” are “a stain on America.” The president made the comment after a series of reporting errors made by CNN, ABC News and Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel. 10, 2017, Trump tweeted: “Very little discussion of all the purposely false and defamatory stories put out this week by the Fake News Media.

Still, Trump has continued to comment and tweet incessantly.“If you’re his attorney, you’re pulling your hair out,” Zeidenberg said.

“As a lawyer, I think this is just incredibly self-destructive.”In concert, Trump’s mountain of comments could suggest that he was fixated by the Russia investigation.

He claimed the legislation must be passed to protect reporters from the “toxic environment” created by President Trump, who has accused some media outlets of reporting “fake news.” Swalwell’s bill makes it a federal crime “to intentionally cause bodily injury to a journalist affecting interstate or foreign commerce in the course of reporting or in a manner designed to intimidate him or her from newsgathering for a media organization” and “represents a clear statement that assaults against people engaged in reporting is unacceptable, and helps ensure law enforcement is able to punish those who interfere with newsgathering.” The Journalist Protection Act is co-sponsored by the following 12 Democrats: Reps. I.), Grace Napolitano (Calif.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.