(POLITICO) -- Top Democrats investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election say they believe recent developments — including Friday’s guilty plea by former national security adviser Michael Flynn — suggest that special counsel Robert Mueller is building an obstruction-of-justice case that could implicate President Donald Trump.
“What we’re beginning to see is the putting together of a case of obstruction of justice,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said in an interview Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Mueller, who is investigating possible crimes by Americans in relation to Russia's election meddling, has given few clues about where he plans to take his investigation. But Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Flynn's guilty plea, a separate guilty plea by a Trump campaign foreign policy adviser and the indictment of Trump's former campaign chairman all appeared geared toward an obstruction inquiry. Flynn admitted to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials weeks before Trump's inauguration.
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