The weekend backlash was swift after John Dowd, one of the president’s outside lawyers, told reporters he had composed the Saturday morning tweet about the guilty plea of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn that was posted on @realDonaldTrump’s account.

The social media post—and Dowd’s ensuing claim of authorship—each led to a Twitterstorm of reaction from lawyers, and fueled speculation that the tweet could provide ammunition for special counsel Robert Mueller III as he investigates connections between Russians and the Trump campaign.

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