Jeffrey Toobin Says Trump’s Trying to ‘Manipulate’ Russia Probe: ‘He Can’t Help Himself’

Jeffrey Toobin was flabbergasted by what he just watched.

Appearing on The Situation Room Friday, CNN’s legal analyst was called on for his thoughts after a clip was played of President Donald Trump explaining his Twitter head fake on the James Comey tapes (which do not exist).

“It’s amazing on many different levels,” Toobin said, visibly taken aback by Trump’s comments.

For starters, Toobin pointed to the idea of the President trying to execute what he termed a “bluff,” as an act that didn’t strike him as Presidential.

“Presidents don’t bluff generally,” Toobin said, bluntly. “You know, when the President says something — and that applies to all presidents — they are presumed to mean it. And you just have to wonder what this will mean for future statements that the president made (sic).”

Toobin went on to accuse Trump of attempting to manipulate the investigation against him, and failing.

“It’s just one of many examples of how if Donald Trump had simply concentrated on doing his job as President rather than try to manipulate the investigation of him, he’d be better off,” Toobin said. “But he can’t help himself apparently.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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