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US Senator: 'Credible Case' of Obstruction of Justice Possible against Trump.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said that there is a "credible case" of obstruction of justice that can be made against President Trump.

Blumenthal, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that Trump's tweet acknowledging that he knew Michael Flynn had lied to the FBI also showed that Trump knew the information when he fired officials like former FBI Director James Comey and Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Hill reported.

"There is mounting available-evidence that in fact Donald Trumpshould be investigated for obstruction of justice and that there is a credible case against him," Blumenthal said.

Blumenthal's comments come just days after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said the Senate Judiciary Committee's investigation into Russian election interference included obstruction of justice.

The Senate 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 Sunday.

Trump tweeted Sunday that he knew Flynn had lied to the FBI when he was fired as national security adviser.

Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI last week and is now cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.

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