The Trump White House claims that seasoned attorney John Dowd wrote Trump's public confession to obstruction of justice according to ABC News. The White House offered no evidence for this claim beyond another White House official willing to corroborate the claim.
Would Dowd be willing to declare under oath that he wrote this tweet?
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, John Dowd, says he drafted the president's Saturday morning tweet that stated he fired former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for lying not only to Vice President Mike Pence but also to the FBI. Dowd told ABC News he wrote those words and had done so in a "sloppy" manner. A second source familiar with the matter corroborated his account.
The White House claims that all tweets by the President are official statements.
President Donald Trump considers his tweets to be official White House statements, according to Press Secretary Sean Spicer. When asked at a press briefing whether Trump’s tweets qualify as official statements on behalf of the White House, Spicer said that he “is the President of the United States, so they’re considered official statements by the President of the United States.”