Press secretary Sarah Sanders defended the president Wednesday afternoon after some of his tweets earlier in the day called for special counsel Robert Mueller to be fired.
"Look, the president is not obstructing; he's fighting back. The president is stating his opinion. He's stating it clearly," Sanders said.
"The president is stating his opinion. It's not an order. But he's been, I think, crystal clear about how he feels about this investigation from the beginning," Sanders said.
The concept of firing Mueller is not new. Reports that Trump wanted to do just that have been around for more than a year.
It's worth noting the power to fire the special counsel lies with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, not the president.