Dem lawmaker: Trump's tweets show intent to obstruct justice

Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierFarenthold resigned ahead of ethics ruling against him Dem lawmaker calls on Fox News to fire Hannity Dems want Mattis to reveal experts behind Pentagon transgender policy MORE (D-Calif.) told CNN early Tuesday that she doesn't believe White House lawyer Ty Cobb's assurances that President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Dems add five candidates to ‘Red to Blue’ program White House notifies Russia that no new sanctions are coming: report Senators push HHS to negotiate lower prices on opioid overdose reversal drug MORE will not move to fire special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE.

In an interview with "New Day," Speier said she believes "the tweets that the president puts out when he's unsupervised" over statements from Trump's top aides.


"I think what we have seen over and over again is [Trump's] intention to obstruct justice," Speier said.

"He's so accustomed to being able to use his position as a family company and shut people down with lawsuits, and threatening them," she added. "He thinks he can do that with the American public. He can't do that."

Speier's comments follow a tweet from her account on Sunday that contained a clear threat for the president: "Mr. President: Here is my red line—Fire Mueller and I will vote to fire you."

The White House has repeatedly denied that Trump is considering firing Mueller following the ouster of Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeGOP lawmakers demand Sessions investigate Clinton, Comey Pavlich: When will McCabe face prosecution for lying? Anderson Cooper confronts GOP lawmaker: You haven't heard the president lie? MORE just days before the former FBI deputy director would have been eligible for his full pension.

“There are no conversations or discussions about removing Mr. Mueller,” deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley said on Monday.

“In response to media speculation and related questions being posed to the Administration, the White House yet again confirms that the President is not considering or discussing the firing of the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller,” added Cobb in a statement.