On Sunday, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) appeared on NBC’s "Meet the Press" and indicated that President Trump may be the target of an "obstruction of justice" case by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Host Chuck Todd asked if Trump’s tweet in which he stated: "I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI," was an "accidental admission" of obstruction. Feinstein replied:
Well, let me begin by saying this. As you know, I'm ranking on Judiciary, and the Judiciary Committee has an investigation going as well, and it involves obstruction of justice. And I think what we're beginning to see is the putting together of a case of obstruction of justice. I think we see this in the indictments — the four indictments and pleas that have just taken place — in some of the comments that are being made. I see it in the hyper-frenetic attitude of the White House, the comments every day, the continual tweets, and I see it most importantly in what happened with the firing of [former FBI] Director Comey, and it is my belief that that is directly because he did not agree to lift the cloud of the Russia investigation. That's obstruction of Justice.
When Todd asked whether Trump himself was being investigated, Feinstein said:
Well, I would assume that many in the White House are under investigation in this. I would assume, you know, I don't believe that general Flynn was a rogue agent; I don't believe that on his own conclusion he would go out and try to tell the Russians in two instances — once to stop a national security resolution going through the United Nations regarding Israel, and on the sanctions that President Obama had just put in, urge that they not be tampered with by the transition committee — and that he would go in on his own and attempt to tamper with them with Russia. I just don't believe that. I think he had to have been directed. Now, whether the special counsel can find that evidence or not, whether we can, I don't know yet.