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Weve got to get beyond this impeachment is the answer to every problem, its become a knee-jerk reaction among many Democrats that if youre unhappy with President Trump or some of his appointments, impeachment is a recourse. ... If thats how we are identified ... we run the risk that people will feel were ignoring the issues that mean a lot to them as families.
The administration position was defended by both of them in terms of what we had done naming 17 people who would suffer because we believed they were involved. But there was no satisfying answer about how it is possible that this could have occurred without the crown prince's knowledge or direction.
There are many options, many of us feel we need to go beyond a statement of the obvious -- that we stand behind the professionals at the Department of Justice and intelligence community and the Department of Defense. We think the Senate hast to act immediately to do something. At a minimum to have a public hearing to get to the bottom of what happened in Helsinki.
In an interview with NBC News, President (Donald) Trump admitted to firing FBI Director James Comey because of his investigation of the Trump campaign's Russian connections, that is dangerously close to obstruction of justice. This morning, the President tweeted a thinly veiled threat to Mr. Comey, which could be construed as threatening a witness in this investigation, which is another violation of federal law.