Dem Rep on BuzzFeed Report: If True, ‘There’s No Question This Is An Impeachable Offense’ – NTK Network Dem Rep on BuzzFeed Report: If True, ‘There’s No Question This Is An Impeachable Offense’

Dem Rep on BuzzFeed Report: If True, ‘There’s No Question This Is An Impeachable Offense’

"This is obstruction of justice, if these facts are true, this is supporting perjury. I think there's no question this is an impeachable offense."

By NTK Staff | 01.18.2019 @11:21am

Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) said that if the BuzzFeed report alleging President Trump instructed his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie before Congress is true, that would be an impeachable offense during an interview on Friday.

According to BuzzFeed:

“President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.”

“Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. “Make it happen,” the sources said Trump told Cohen.”

CNN’s John Berman asked Cicilline what he thought about the BuzzFeed report.

“This is obviously a very, very serious report. If true, this is I think the most serious threat to the Trump presidency that we’ve seen so far, and that’s saying something because we’ve seen a lot,” Cicilline said. “This is obstruction of justice. If these facts are true, this is supporting perjury. I think there’s no question this is an impeachable offense.”

Cicilline then reiterated that if the BuzzFeed report is true, it is a “very grave threat” to the Trump presidency.

It should be noted that Cicilline is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, which would oversee impeachment proceedings.

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