in the vicinityVideoRep. Hakeem Jeffries, where Democrats stand on impeachment
Democratic Caucus chair Hakeem Jeffries, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, joins Chris Wallace on ” Fox News Sunday.’
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY, expressed harsh criticism for President Trump, with his 25. July phone call with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, but remained measured in order to determine whether or not it will result in the trump of the prosecution.
Jeffries, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, blasted the President, based on allegations set forth in an anonymous whistleblower complaint that the alleged trump card to pressure help Zelensky, investigate Joe Biden.
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“The President has betrayed his oath of office, he is engaged in serious misconduct here. He pressured a foreign government to target an American citizen for political purposes,” Jeffries said on “Fox News Sunday.” “This is a classic abuse of power, undermining our national security. This is as serious as it comes.”
Host Chris Wallace pointed out that Zelensky has declared that there is no pressure that imposed on him, but Jeffries discounted this, claiming that, if Trump is calling for a preference for the Ukrainian President, he added, that the weight due to the power of the United States
“This is what a high-pressure tactics call. And, of course, the Ukrainian President will get the message.”
Jeffries was less emphatic when asked whether it would be to refuse an impeachable offense for the trump administration, a subpoena, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo issued to turn over documents in relation to Ukraine.
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“We remain focused on the abuse of power that is clearly available,” Jeffries said. “There’s evidence hiding in plain sight, that the fact, including a rough transcript of the 25. July telephone conversation between the President of the United States of America and the President of Ukraine.”
Jeffries has to say, however, that if there is evidence for the “continued obstruction, to the extent that there is a continued cover-up, the possible reasons for an obstruction of Congress charge.”
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To commit ultimately, while Jeffries was adamant about trump wrongdoing, he would not jump to conclusions in respect to whether the current investigation by house Democrats, would result in the indictment.
“That remains to be seen, because we are in the midst of a process,” he said.