In denying reports he’s worried about legal scrutiny of Donald Trump Jr., Trump made a big shift in how he talks about the Trump Tower meeting.

President Donald Trump hit back at reports he’s worried his son Donald Trump Jr. could be in legal jeopardy over his involvement in the meeting in Trump Tower to get dirt on Hillary Clinton in 2016. The president’s defense: The meeting, which the administration initially wrote off as about Russian adoption, was, in fact, to get information on a political opponent. And that’s “totally legal.” But Trump himself definitely didn’t know about it.

Trump appeared to be reacting by a story by Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, and Ashley Parker at the Washington Post juxtaposing Trump’s private “brooding” and public “roaring” in recent days. The Post reports Trump has been increasingly anxious about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections and…

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