That same quality is what keeps fueling the Russia collusion story. (And after Trump Jr.'s email release, we can comfortably call it a collusion story - at the very least, they tried.) Trump can't admit he made a mistake telling Comey to lay off Flynn. He can't admit his campaign had inappropriate contacts with Russian officials. The entire investigation must be a hoax concocted by a vicious media and his political enemies because the alternative - his judgment being questionable - is unthinkable.