On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) stated President Trump is “obstructing an investigation into his campaign where he is potentially a suspect. The consequences, of course, are removal from office.” Swalwell also stated that the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees should fully investigate President Trump’s conduct with Russia and other foreign countries.
Anchor Katy Tur asked Swalwell, “Talking about the president and that tweet that he said he’s going to hereby demand DOJ investigate this informant, this spy, he says, in the Trump campaign. You — and that’s, apparently going to happen. … You said this is obstruction in broad daylight. If that is the case, if it is obstruction in broad daylight, what are the consequences?”
Swalwell answered, “It is, Katy. He’s governing the wrong country. He’s obstructing an investigation into his campaign where he is potentially a suspect. The consequences, of course, are removal from office. We’re not helpless here. What we should do is make sure that our House Intelligence Committee fully investigates what happened with the Russians, and now, any other country that sought to help him. And also, the House Judiciary Committee, the other committee I sit on, should be able to look into, not just his conduct here, but other concerning and alarming conduct, like cashing in on the Oval Office and the transactions he’s doing with the Chinese, where he’s taking loans on his properties and then giving away jobs for American workers. So, we’re not helpless. It’s going to take courage, though, from Republicans and Democrats to hold him accountable. I don’t think that price is going to be paid until November.”
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