Trump admits obstruction and threatens to bomb Syria all before 7 am


Trump had a very busy morning.

Trump's epic April unraveling continues in public view.

Boxed in by an aggressively expanding federal probe into the criminality that seems to define his White House, and dealing with a complicated Middle East quagmire that seems to be well beyond his intellectual grasp, Trump took to Twitter early Wednesday morning for a jarring rant.

He simultaneously seemed to admit obstructing justice, while threatening to unleash the U.S. military. ("Wag the Dog" anyone?)

After floating the unbelievable idea that his White House is guided by "very calm" deliberations, he then promised to spark an expanded war in Syria:

Last week, Trump stunned U.S. commanders when he insisted American troops fighting ISIS in Syria be immediately withdrawn. Now he's threatening to bomb the country and start a potentially catastrophic fighting war with Russia.

But then just minutes later he seemed to walk part of it back, suggesting the U.S. wants to have close relations with Russia and help to rebuild its economy.

"Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War," he tweeted. "There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?"

The suspicion is that the White House panic over special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is sparking Trump's wildly irrational behavior.

It's no coincidence that just two days after FBI agents raided the office and the home of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen — which Trump described as "an attack on our country" — he's having something akin to a nervous breakdown on Twitter.

Everywhere he turns, it seems Mueller is discovering law-breaking by Trump and his aides.

With an investigation that's getting exponentially worse for the White House with each passing week, Trump was forced to expand on his trademark "no collusion" Russia election defense on Wednesday:

So he doesn't obstruct justice, expect when he fights back?

According to recent reports, Trump is cutting off more and more of his top aides and seems to only listen to Fox News for counsel. But somebody might want to explain to him 'fighting back' isn't a an excuse to obstruct justice.

Just ask Mueller.