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Mark Pocan calls for impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump

Riley VetterkindMay 22, 2019

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan is wading into the battle among congressional Democrats on whether to move toward impeaching President Donald Trump, saying Trump’s recent defiance of Congress must trigger an impeachment inquiry.

Pocan, D-Black Earth, previously sought to downplay the possibility of impeaching Trump. After the release of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report last month, Pocan said Congress first needed to obtain more information about whether Trump obstructed justice in the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

But in a statement issued Tuesday, Pocan said Trump’s unwillingness to comply with congressional subpoenas and other attempts at oversight have changed his view.

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