Democratic presidential hopeful Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellNASCAR bans display of Confederate flag from events and properties Gloves come off as Democrats fight for House seat in California Grenell says intelligence community working to declassify Flynn-Kislyak transcripts MORE (Calif.) on Thursday called for an impeachment inquiry to be launched against President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE.
“Congress has no choice: we must begin an impeachment inquiry against @realDonaldTrump,” Swalwell tweeted.
“He has invited the Russians to again sabotage our elections. And he has obstructed (& obstructs) justice. Time to be held accountable. Our democracy is worth saving.”
Congress has no choice: we must begin an impeachment inquiry against @realDonaldTrump. He has invited the Russians to again sabotage our elections. And he has obstructed (& obstructs) justice. Time to be held accountable. Our democracy is worth saving.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) June 13, 2019
The California lawmaker referenced Trump saying Wednesday he wouldn’t commit to calling the FBI if a foreign power offered damaging information on a political opponent.
“I think maybe you do both,” Trump said in an interview with ABC News when asked whether he would call the FBI or listen if Russia, China or another foreign government reached out with information about a political opponent.
“I think you might want to listen. There’s nothing wrong with listening,” he maintained. “It’s not an interference. They have information. I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go, maybe, to the FBI.”
Swalwell also pointed to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN’s Toobin warns McCabe is in ‘perilous condition’ with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill’s 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Mueller’s report found insufficient evidence to charge Trump with conspiring with Moscow to interfere in the election, but detailed numerous contacts that Trump associates and campaign members had with Russian figures during the 2016 race.
The special counsel declined to make a prosecutorial decision about whether the president obstructed subsequent investigations into the interference, instead outlining 10 “episodes” of behavior that was possibly obstructive.
Swalwell joins nearly 60 House Democrats in backing impeachment, as well as several of his fellow 2020 presidential contenders.
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