Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) thinks the latest news in the ongoing Trump-Russia probe is the beginning of the end for the Trump administration.
“Erin, I’m going to say something tonight I haven’t said before,” Heck told CNN’s Erin Burnett on Wednesday evening. “I’ve been talking about the Russia investigation for nearly two years now, since I went on the intel committee.”
Citing a number of indictments and sentencing memos, Heck threw down the gauntlet.
“The writing’s on the wall, the walls are closing in, and this is the beginning of the end for the Trump administration,” he said.
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Heck wouldn’t say whether he believed this meant President Donald Trump would be impeached or resign from office but expressed a belief that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is moving “closer and closer” to the president himself.
“Now, they now have the president as an unindicted co-conspirator for campaign finance laws — breaking campaign finance laws,” Heck said.
Sentencing documents filed in the case of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen appear to implicate the president in his former fixer’s crimes. Additionally, AMI, publisher of the National Enquirer, admitted to prosecutors that hush money payments by the group to one of Trump’s alleged mistresses were made in coordination with the Trump campaign.
“I don’t think that Bob Mueller is gonna be deterred here, Erin,” the congressman added, noting that Tuesday was the fiftieth anniversary of a battle during the Vietnam War where Mueller was awarded the Bronze Star.