Senate intel member says Trump closer to ‘impeachment process’
Intelligence Committee member Sen. Angus King on Tuesday said he believes President Trump is moving toward impeachment territory — following reports that he tried to persuade former FBI Director James Comey to pull the plug on the Russia investigation.
“Reluctantly, I have to say yes,” King told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, when asked whether Trump was getting “closer and closer” to the possibility of “another impeachment process.”
“Obstruction of justice is such a serious offense,” King (I-Maine) 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.”
Intelligence Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff on Tuesday evening called on Comey to testify before Congress about his alleged conversations with President Trump — saying “enough is enough.”
“I think we know enough now, and there has been enough alleged publicly, to want to bring the director back to testify, ideally in open session either before our committee or the Judiciary Committee,” Schiff told reporters.