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In a move that probably won't surprise anyone at this point, President #Donald Trump may have just opened himself up to criminal charges through information shared in a careless #Tweet.

Trump claimed that he knew Flynn was lying when he fired him

Last Friday, Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents. On Saturday, December 2, Donald Trump wrote a tweet that said he fired Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser because he knew he'd lied to the FBI. However, he asked James Comey, the former director of the FBI, to stop the investigation of Flynn after he'd fired Flynn. He then fired James Comey, which some speculate was related to his refusal to drop the case.

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This means he knew that Flynn was lying when he ordered Comey to stop investigating him and was still willing to take extreme measures to stop the investigation. A professor of constitutional law at Harvard University, Laurence Tribe, states that this is "...a confession of deliberate, corrupt #Obstruction Of Justice." A sentiment that has been echoed by many others, including Dianne Feinstein, a senior member of the Senate judiciary committee.

His personal attorney claims that he wrote the tweet

Shortly after news of the tweet began to spread John Dowd, Trump's personal lawyer, claimed responsibility for the tweet. Dowd said that he wrote the tweet and social media director Dan Scavino posted it, but would not say whether or not Trump saw the tweet before it was posted.

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He claimed that the tweet was simply a summary of special counsel Ty Cobb's statement regarding the guilty plea, but Cobb never mentioned that it was why he was fired.

The claim that Dowd wrote the tweet is suspicious for three reasons. The first is that he claims he doesn't believe Trump knew about Flynn's lies when he fired him. If he didn't believe this, then why does the tweet he supposedly wrote tell the whole world that that's what happened.

The second is that there is a grammatical error in the text that an experienced lawyer wouldn't make. The text said that Flynn pled guilty, but courtrooms require a formal and traditional tone, so when referring to a court case the past tense used is pleaded. It seems unlikely that a criminal defense attorney would make this mistake.

The third issue was something Dowd himself said to Axios. He claimed that the President cannot be tried for obstruction of justice "because he is the chief law enforcement officer."

Meena Bose of Hofstra University pointed out, in a statement for the Washington Post, that Presidents have faced obstruction of justice charges before, which makes Dowd's claim ridiculous. More importantly, it seems like a desperate attempt to make an official charge impossible, which means that he believes they have a case. If he had any proof that Trump didn't send that text, wild claims like this would be unnecessary.