SENATE INTELLIGENCE MEMBER SAYS TRUMP COULD BE FACING IMPEACHMENT FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE


‘Watergate size and scale’: Senate Intelligence Committee member suggests Trump could be close to impeachment for obstruction of justice after Comey memo as John McCain likens the scandal to Nixon’s

Senator Angus King commented on CNN that Trump could be closer to the ‘impeachment process’ if he was found to be obstructing justice

Reports on Tuesday claimed Trump told former FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into Mike Flynn

Trump allegedly told Comey, ‘I hope you can let this go,’ about the FBI probe into the ex-national security adviser

‘If indeed, the president tried to tell the director of the FBI, who worked for him, that he should drop an investigation,’ King said, ‘that’s a very serious matter’

By AMANDA ULRICH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 03:37 BST, 17 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:17 BST, 17 May 2017

Following reports that President Donald Trump attempted to dissuade former FBI Director James Comey from investigating National Security Adviser Mike Flynn, several political figures have said that Trump could be edging toward impeachment.

Intelligence Committee member Sen Angus King said on CNN that Trump could be close to the ‘impeachment process’, while Sen John McCain has said that Trump’s various scandals have reached ‘Watergate size and scale’.

‘Obstruction of justice is such a serious offense,’ King said. ‘And I say it with sadness, and reluctance. This is not something I’ve advocated for, the word has not passed my lips in this whole tumultuous, three or four months.

‘But if indeed, the president tried to tell the director of the FBI, who worked for him, that he should drop an investigation – whether it was Michael Flynn or whether it was some investigation that had nothing to do with Russia or politics or the election – that’s a very serious matter.’

McCain opened up about the scandals during a dinner where he was receiving the International Republican Institute’s Freedom Award. 

Senator Angus King commented on CNN that Trump could be closer to the ‘impeachment process’ if he was found to be obstructing justice +5
Senator Angus King commented on CNN that Trump could be closer to the ‘impeachment process’ if he was found to be obstructing justice

Sen John McCain has said that Trump’s various scandals have reached ‘Watergate size and scale’ +5
Sen John McCain has said that Trump’s various scandals have reached ‘Watergate size and scale’

‘I think we’ve seen this movie before. I think it appears at a point where it’s of Watergate size and scale,’ he told Bob Schieffer, the former host of CBS’ Face the Nation. ‘The shoes continue to drop, and every couple days there’s a new aspect.’

McCain told Schieffer that the advice he would give to Trump would be ‘the same thing that you advised Richard Nixon, which he didn’t do… get it all out’.

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