McCabe: ‘It Would Be Good’ for Congress to Make a ‘Little More Progress’ on Impeachment of Trump

Thursday on CNN’s “New Day,” former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe made a vociferous case for the Congress to act on the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

McCabe, a target of Trump’s criticism, called it a “constitutional obligation” for the process of the president’s impeachment to be underway.

“I think Congress should absolutely move forward with their constitutional obligation to have this information heard,” he said. “I am not a politician. I am not a political operative. I wouldn’t dare to predict how that process would affect the election or whether it would result in the president’s removal. I think those are all issues that are far down the road. The only thing that is clear to me right now, John, is Congress has an obligation under these circumstances to air out exactly what is known by the government about the president’s conduct. And they should do that by calling witnesses.”

McCabe said the stalling by the Trump White House and those once affiliated with the president with congressional investigations showed there was something there and the embattled former deputy called on Congress to step up its efforts on Trump’s impeachment.

“I think that they should be moving forward,” McCabe said. “I think they should be moving forward in a careful and deliberate fashion. They claim to be doing that, but I think it would be good for them to make a little more progress.”

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