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Dem Rep: More Likely That Trump Will Be Impeached After Cohen Hearing

"If you are asking me if it seems likely the president could be removed from office based on what we know...the answer is yes."

By NTK Staff | 02.28.2019 @10:41am

Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) said that it was “more likely” that President Trump would be impeached following Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress during an interview with CNN on Thursday.

CNN’s John Berman read Cicilline Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution, which outlines what constitutes an impeachable offense and asked Cicilline if Trump’s alleged crimes rose to the level of impeachment.

“Well, I think that there’s no question that we have seen evidence both in what has been made public in the Speical Counsel’s investigation and certainly what Mr. Cohen testified to yesterday, which constitute crimes. I think there’s no question about that,” Cicilline said.

Cicilline added that Congress now has a responsibility to investigate the allegations against Trump.

Berman followed up by asking Cicilline how far he and Democrats are from saying the president committed crimes to saying the president should be impeached.

“We recognize that you have one occasion to proceed with impeachment and we ought to do it when we’ve gathered all the evidence that would support it,” Cicilline explained. “People want to be sure they don’t appear they have prejudged it. If you are asking me if it seems likely the president could be removed from office based on what we know, is it more likely today than it was on Tuesday? The answer is yes.”

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