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Elizabeth Warren Would ‘Absolutely’ Back Impeachment If Trump Really Obstructed Justice

By in Huffington Post on May 19, 2017

By Daniel Marans

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) signaled her support for impeaching President Donald Trump if evidence emerges confirming the worst accusations against him.

In an interview with Jezebel published on Thursday, Warren emphasized that she is awaiting the results of a thorough inquiry into Trump’s conduct.

“We absolutely need to get a hold of [former FBI director] Comey’s notes, any other written papers, any tapes that may have been made, and we need to get witnesses in here under oath,” she told Jezebel. “Let’s do our fact gathering so we’ve got all of the facts on the table in front of us and then evaluate whether or not those facts lead to a charge of impeachment.”

But in the event that there is proof Trump pressured the FBI to drop its investigation into the Russia ties of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, or discussed classified information with top Russian officials, as has been reported, Warren would support impeaching the president wholeheartedly.

“Absolutely. You know, how could we not?” Warren said.

“Let’s be clear: In the past, there has been strong bipartisan agreement that obstruction of justice is an impeachable offense,” she added. “That’s not a Democratic position or a Republican conviction, it is a bipartisan position. And if the facts that are currently alleged are proven, then we should take the next step.”

Warren, one of the country’s leading progressive lawmakers, has good company in Congress. Counting Warren, 26 members of Congress have now mentioned the prospect of impeaching Trump, according to a CNN tally. In the Senate, Warren joins Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Maine Sen. Angus King, an […]    

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