It’s time to begin an official inquiry. Remember the need to have an official process, even if the outcome of an impeachment bill seems futile because of the prospect of a GOP acquittal in the Senate.
The #MuellerReport made it clear: A foreign government attacked our 2016 elections to support Trump, Trump welcomed that help, and Trump obstructed the investigation. Now, he said he'd do it all over again. It's time to impeach Donald Trump. https://t.co/yk25iGYpmC
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) June 12, 2019
The world just watched the President of the US say he has no allegiance to the people in his country.
It’s time for Congress to begin impeachment hearings. https://t.co/yYG6oqHfCm
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) June 12, 2019
When the President of the United States openly welcomes foreign help to win an election, he threatens the very core of our democracy. If we are to secure justice and ensure this never happens again, we must impeach him.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) June 13, 2019
FBI Director Chris Wray on May 7: "If any public official or member of any campaign is contacted by any nation state or anybody acting on behalf of a nation state about influencing or interfering with our election, then that's something that the FBI would want to know about."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 13, 2019
Trump just doubled down on everything you Trump apologists said was false. Everything you insisted he never said. Everything you insisted was fake news. He just doubled down and debunked you.
Anyone who defends Trump after this has contempt for America.
— Alex Cole (@acnewsitics) June 13, 2019
The president confessing in advance that he would accept stolen information from a hostile foreign intelligence agency if it helped his presidential campaign.
“There’s nothing wrong with listening,” he told George Stephanopoulos. “If somebody called from a country, Norway, ‘We have information on your opponent.’ I think I’d want to hear it.”
This confession carries heavy implications, starting with the question of whether Donald Trump Jr. lied to Congress when he denied telling his father in advance about the famous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, in which he believed a representative of the Russian government would be offering dirt on the Hillary Clinton campaign.
The Mueller report found that the Trump campaign desperately wished to collude with Russian intelligence—but concluded that there was insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that anyone at the campaign actually had done so. But after three years and the special counsel’s investigation? Trump acknowledges that he would do it all again, if given a chance.
Will he be given a chance, whether by Russia or China or Saudi Arabia or Abu Dhabi or Israel or Pakistan—or for that matter any number of foreign non-state actors, legitimate and criminal, with intelligence-gathering capability?
Rick Santorum defends Trump's admission of collusion: “He has, sort of—as we all do, filler words that don't mean what they say, like, ‘I think.’”
If that's not dumb enough, he added Trump was speaking "colloquially"- so presumably every NYer's a mobster.https://t.co/5yG7BOVHwF
— Hayden Black (@haydenblack) June 13, 2019
Trump just blew way past "no collusion," he's broadcasting his willingness to receive help from a hostile foreign power in 2020.
He's glad his son didn't call the FBI about Russian help and says he wouldn't call them in 2020.
Yes we absolutely need an impeachment inquiry. https://t.co/TeNYEbFE91
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) June 12, 2019
When the Russians offered dirt on Clinton in 2016, the Trump campaign enthusiastically accepted.
Today, the President made it clear he would do it all over again, saying everyone does it.
No, they don't.
Trump does nothing if not project his own lack of ethics onto others. pic.twitter.com/T8uZIBkuIK
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) June 13, 2019
Not #ImpeachTrumpNow but #ImpeachmentInquiryNow! Everybody must get that straight. It’s the reluctance to call the @RepJerryNadler hearings an IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY that’s pointlessly hurting the whole effort to bring America to the point of holding Trump accountable. Do it NOW!!!! https://t.co/YEHu6NknLM
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) June 12, 2019
— mike luckovich (@mluckovichajc) April 24, 2019
"I would take help from a foreign adversary against U.S. citizens running against me and not notify the FBI" is about as clear a violation of the oath to protect and defend the Constitution, against all enemies foreign and domestic, as there could be.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) June 12, 2019