In an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, Trump told the world that he basically broke the law. (Underlined portion is the good stuff.) Via TPM:
If you’re a fan of TV cop shows like “Law & Order”or even have a passing acquaintance with them, you know the first thing the arresting officer does is read the suspect his Miranda rights: “You have the right to remain silent; anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law,” and so on. So, did anyone Mirandize Trump before he basically admitted to committing an impeachable offense? Obstruction of justice was cited in the articles of impeachment of both Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.
Well, obviously Trump was not in custody nor was he in jeopardy of being arrested, so he didn’t need to be read his rights, but should it come down to a situation where he’s brought up on charges of obstructing justice, this interview will be used as evidence. And dollars to donuts, he will deny it all.
Trump apparently doesn’t understand that “anything you say can and will be used against you” applies not just to criminal suspects. Either he doesn’t remember or he doesn’t care that he’s said something and then later completely contradicts himself or can’t understand why someone would hold him to his word.