Trump didn’t go out of his way to make it obvious via his tweets and interviews that he was all about obstruction of justice for nothing. He is desperately trying to draw attention away from his much more serious problem of business dealings with the Russian Oligarchs involving money laundering via having them buy his properties at inflated prices.
Congressional and news organizations might be falling for Trump’s campaign to distract, but Mueller is not. He is stocking up his investigating team with experts on money laundering, and that’s why Trump knows he must stop Mueller by any means possible. Indeed, that’s where the real there there is with the Russian connection and why Russia intervened in the election — to get their boy in office, and why Trump blinds himself to any Russian interference.