apr,20 2019 Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Friday that the ‘severity’ of President Trump‘s misconduct exposed in the Mueller report demands lawmakers move forward with impeachment proceedings.
Warren’s comments, which she posted on Twitter, came within hours of the release of the Mueller report, which Democrats describe as painting a devastating portrayal of Trump’s White House, even though Mueller did not recommend Trump be charged with obstruction.
Instead, Mueller revealed ten areas he examined for possible obstruction, and made no determination, in part by citing guidelines that a sitting president cannot be charged with a crime.
The Mueller report lays out facts showing that a hostile foreign government attacked our 2016 election to help Donald Trump and Donald Trump welcomed that help,’ Warren said. ‘Once elected, Donald Trump obstructed the investigation into that attack.’
‘Mueller put the next step in the hands of Congress: “Congress has authority to prohibit a President’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice,’ she wrote – quoting a line Mueller included in the report but Attorney General William Barr did not include in his four-page summary.
‘The correct process for exercising that authority is impeachment,’ she said.