Impeachment increasingly likely as Democrats tire of Trump’s stonewalling: report
Tom Boggioni TOM BOGGIONI 27 APR 2019 AT 08:10 ET
According to a report at The Daily Beast, President Donald Trump’s continuous refusal to allow White House aides to appear before House committees investigating his administration is pushing Democrats closer to filing articles of impeachment.
The report states that Democratic leaders who have urged members to go slow on impeachment talk are having a change of heart as the President battles them over everything from revealing his tax returns to allowing a White House official testify on security clearances given to members of Trump’s family.
“The White House’s plans to indefinitely stiff-arm their requests for documents and testimony, combined with the instances of alleged obstruction already laid out in Mueller’s report, is complicating that plan— and may drag House Democrats toward impeachment as an appropriately forceful way to respond to the administration’s conduct,” the Beast reports.
According to one unidentified Democrat lawmaker, “I think the combination of the chilling depictions in the Mueller Report and Trump’s opacity is moving some members into the impeachment camp. Translation: it’s always the cover-up that gets ‘em.”
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) — a frequent Trump critic — said the handling n by Attorney General Bill Barr of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Trump may have been the final straw.
“I have a hunch that he is moving the whole caucus closer to seeing impeachable offenses,” Raskin said in an interview.
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