Eric Holder: If BuzzFeed report is true, Congress must start Trump impeachment

January 18, 2019

Former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Friday that lawmakers must start impeachment proceedings if they determine President Trump did instruct his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.

If true - and proof must be examined - Congress must begin impeachment proceedings and Barr must refer, at a minimum, the relevant portions of material discovered by Mueller. This is a potential inflection point. https://t.co/iaZmiHgL7L Eric Holder (@EricHolder) January 18, 2019

BuzzFeed news released a report late Thursday night that alleged the president pressured Cohen into lying to Congress about the Trump Organization’s plans for a Moscow Trump Tower. If true, Mr. Trump would have suborned perjury.

Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, vowed to investigate the report, which he said contain some of the “most serious [charges] to date.”

“We will do what’s necessary to find out if it’s true,” he said.

William Barr, the president’s pick to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is currently in the middle of his confirmation hearings. He wasn’t able to commit to making the Mueller report available to the public but did say he would make as much information public as possible.

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