Here's a thing, maybe the Trump regime should stop admitting to obstruction of justice on national television.
Earlier Thursday, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the Comey firing may hasten the agency's investigation into Russian meddling.
"We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity," she said, referring to the FBI's probe into Moscow's interference in last year's election. "And we think that we've actually, by removing Director Comey, taken steps to make that happen."
The statement had come as a surprising admission from the White House that Comey's sudden dismissal on Tuesday may have an effect on the Russia probe. Officials have insisted the removal came because of Comey's handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, and was unrelated to his oversight of the look into Russia's election hacking and possible ties between Trump advisers and Russian operatives.
Earlier in her briefing Thursday, Sanders claimed that Comey's firing had not altered the Russia investigation at all.
"Any investigation that was taking place Monday was taking place today," Sanders said, suggesting that was an indication that Comey's firing would not impact the ongoing probe.
Now, you can make the argument that the "make that happen" Sanders was referring when it came to removing Comey from his job was modifying the word "integrity" rather than "conclusion" and that she wanted the "integrity" part to happen as a result of Comey's firing.
Well, you could argue that if Sanders or anybody in the regime had any credibility on this, which they do not (and Sanders certainly did not help anyone with her bad choice of wording.)
Still, nobody believes that Comey's firing was the reason Trump gave on Tuesday. That ship has sailed. We're deep in the weeds on this one for now, and we'll just have to see what the FBI investigation finds.