Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told the audience on NBC’s Meet The Press today that President Trump’s own tweets point to a basis for an obstruction of justice case against him.
In a compelling warning to the President that his Twitter addiction has made him his own worst enemy, Feinstein laid out her take on the current status of the Judiciary Committee’s investigation into the same issues that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is handling for the Justice Department:
“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,” Feinstein said. “I think we see this in the four indictments and pleas that have just taken place, and some of the comments being made. I see it in the hyper-frenetic attitude of the White House, the comments every day, the continual tweets,” she continued.
“I see it most importantly in what happened with the firing of 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,” she added, referring to former FBI Director James Comey.
Feinstein joins Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in attacking Trump over his weekend’s worth of incriminating tweets in their appearances on TV news programs today.
Senator Warner, appearing on CNN’s State Of The Union, said:
“This president has been obsessed with this investigation, always saying there’s nothing there, but each week another shoe drops, where we see more evidence of continuing outreach from Russians and some response from the Trump campaign and Trump individuals.”
Senator Graham, another member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, added this comment on CBS’s Face the Nation:
“I would just say this with the president: There’s an ongoing criminal investigation. You tweet and comment regarding ongoing criminal investigations at your own peril.”
Meanwhile, Feinstein, who has been criticized by the progressive wing of the Democratic party for not being tough enough in her assessment of the dangers of Trump’s presidency, seems to have finally turned a corner. Discussing the state of the nation and the world she told Meet The Press that:
“I’ve been here for 25 years now. There is a kind of instability, unpredictability; it’s one issue after the other. We’ve got major problems in the world with our allies now,” Feinstein said.
“And I think that this president is just precipitating more and more angst that’s going to lead to serious discord,” she added.
With even the most cautious Democratic leaders edging towards charges against Trump for impeachable offenses, place your bets now on how many more days the administration has left before it collapses with the biggest indictments of them all, hopefully coming shortly.
You can see Senator Feinstein’s interview from Meet The Press below.
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) December 3, 2017