Eric Swalwell Renews Call for Impeachment: ‘We Must Stop This Lawless President’

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) renewed his call for impeachment on Friday, arguing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony gave Democrats “everything we need” to move forward.

“Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony to the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees Wednesday has left us with no other rational course of action,” Swalwell wrote in an op-ed for NBC News. “Doing so isn’t about partisan advantage in 2020; it’s not even about Trump. Impeaching him is about protecting America.”

Swalwell argued Mueller’s testimony made clear, without distortion from Trump’s own messaging on the contents of the special counsel’s final report how Russia worked to interfere with the 2016 election and how the president potentially obstructed justice throughout Mueller’s investigation.

The congressman pointed to Trump’s repeated avoidance of explicitly acknowledging Russian efforts to impact the election.

Swalwell called the repeated instances of potential obstruction of justice, outlined in Mueller’s final report, “violations of law and a gross betrayal of America.”

“Mueller told us in no uncertain terms that Trump has not been exonerated of obstruction of justice: He found evidence of abuses of power by the president, and said the president could be indicted for obstruction after he leaves office.”

The congressman argued that holding Trump accountable would also send an important message to future presidents:

“We must stop this lawless president from tearing down our democracy. We must show future presidents that this kind of behavior won’t go unchecked. And we must protect the America and the Constitution we all swore an oath to serve.”

Though he has long been critical of the president, Swalwell wasn’t one of the first Democrats to call for an impeachment probe. The congressman and former 2020 presidential contender first called for impeachment proceedings in June.

Swalwell’s initial support for impeachment proceedings came after Trump gave an explosive interview to ABC News, conceding that he would consider listening to any potential overtures from foreign governments offering dirt on a future election opponent.

“I think maybe you do both,” Trump said when asked if he would contact the FBI. “I think you might want to listen, there’s nothing wrong with listening.”

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James
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>Usually Confused One<

HOW many TIMES have your Socialists and the FBI investigated Trump, his businesses, his family, checked his dog for fleas and found NOTHING? I fully understand it takes an 8 pound sledge hammer to beat on a moronic Socialist's head to just get his attention; but tell me: Has it begun to hurt yet?

James
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>Usually Confused<

You know what dildos are correct? I thought I did until I learned it meant: Desperate Intolerant Liberals Destroying Our Society.

Sounds like Bernie's and your Socialism.

Medic RN
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Medic RN

The lawlessness is Swalwell lying, shooting his stupid mouth off. !!
He should be arrested for Gross Violation of Public Trust, Mayhem, Insiting to Riot.

General Confusion
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“Have any of the demented ones ever figured out why Trump should be impeached?” Lazy James

You seem to be confused about why the Mueller report listed 10 (that is TEN) ways in which King Donald The Loser obstructed justice. None of those very serious ways included the travesty you call hair.

If you had an ounce of curiosity, you would look into the TEN obstructions so that you could argue from solid ground. However, I don’t expect you ever will because you are afraid to learn how criminal your king really is. Surprise us.

Phyllis Softa
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Allen, Perhaps you have been too busy to read the Mueller Report. 140 contacts with Trump campaign officials and Russians—-they only cited the Russian contacts, not the Saudi or AEU contacts. Obstruction of Justice is a crime. There are 10 instances of criminal behavior. The Cohen sentencing statement in the SDNY list “individual-1” as an un-indicted co-conspirator of the campaign finance violations–Cohen identified Trump as being “individual-1″ Trump’s character was that of a repeatedly fined corrupt businessman, a TV reality host who bragged of grabbing women by the P-ssy” and extra-martial affairs with pron stars and Playboy models, a settler… Read more »

Allen Zabel
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Adam Schiff “I have actual proof of collusion.”
Nancy Pelosi “There is evidence of felonious activities.”
Jerry Nadler “We will show that high crimes and misdemeanors, were committed.”
After three years, still nothing.
It’s time to hold these liars accountable.
Destroy their character, destroy their reputation and destroy their families.
Equal to what they’ve done to Trump and his family.
Let’s bring their children into this as well.
Since Trumps children, were targets as well.

Screwtape
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Swelled Head. YOU actually threatened to mass-murder Americans using weapons of mass-destruction (remember those?) who disagreed with you. Neither Hillary nor Obozo went that far. If by some bizarre circumstance YOU were to be president would you not be breaking laws?

Your efforts at impeachment will prove as futile as your aborted presidential campaign. You can’t even handle your personal finances/credit. My surviving kids could do that as teenagers. Loser.

Screwtape
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If Swalwell were not talking out-of-his-backhole, a truly lawless president would have his head on a pike. Same goes for a certain Confused idiot who believes Trump is a “king”. How historically ignorant and stupid. Kings kill/torture/exile those who oppose them, yet Swalwell is free to emit gas and the Confused One still has his head.

Even Omar and her Twisted Sisters have not been banished.

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