Democrats Are Serious About Starting Impeachment Proceedings if Stunning Report on Trump Proves True

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President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his business dealings in regard to a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to a new bombshell report from BuzzFeed News. Democrats are saying if the report is true, Trump committed an impeachable offense.

“If” is the big word here, and the word echoed by many of the Democrats who publicly expressed the desire to investigate further after the story dropped late Thursday night.

BuzzFeed’s sources are two anonymous FBI officials, as well as others off the record. They also claim Special Counsel Robert Mueller has physical evidence.

From BuzzFeed:

“The special counsel’s office learned about Trump’s directive for Cohen to lie to Congress through interviews with multiple witnesses from the Trump Organization and internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other documents. Cohen then acknowledged those instructions during his interviews with that office.”

Some Democratic lawmakers have been itching to impeach Trump since he took office, others have strayed away from the discussion. But the report is uniting lawmakers who believe an investigation is necessary.

Member of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) took to Twitter soon after the published report and made a straightforward statement: “If the @BuzzFeed story is true, President Trump must resign or be impeached.”

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has been butting heads with the Trump throughout his presidency. He called the report one of the “most serious to date” and called for an investigation.

Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) called the allegation “criminal” and said she would take Trump’s actions seriously, implying impeachment.

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) called the allegation “obstruction of justice,” which many Democrats have expressed is an impeachable offense.

In fact, Sen. Amy Klochubar (D-Minn.) clarified with Attorney General nominee William Barr at his confirmation hearing this week what he considered acts of obstruction of justice. Klochubar almost exactly laid out the situation unraveled in the BuzzFeed report.

Watch the video below:

Former Attorney General Eric Holder certainly found the report damning enough to begin impeachment proceedings, but clarified that the “proof must be examined.”

The White House has not commented on the report yet. Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis released a statement to MSNBC: “Out of respect for Mr. Mueller’s and the Office of Special Counsel’s investigation, Mr. Cohen declined to respond to the questions asked by the reporters and so do I.”

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Bear BigBear
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Mueller came out and said it wasn’t true …

Phyllis Softa
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Starting the proceeding means what exactly? Start an investigation actual oversight responsibilities, or follow Pelosi’s lead & wait for Mueller’s report? 1/3 of the country has decided NOTHING Trump does MATTERS. 1/3 of the country decided Trump committed impeachable offenses AND 1/3 of the country is waiting to see what is in the report. If Barr does not release the findings, subpoena Mueller before the House. If he worked on it for 2 yrs he is going to want findings known.

Rocky Drummond
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Thanks to the Internet, we have various sources where we can get information and facts surrounding this topic. Some conservative TV channels and web sites had very little, this morning.

Rocky Drummond
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