GOP congressman blasts as 'repugnant' Trump civil war tweet

GOP congressman blasts as 'repugnant' Trump civil war tweet

GOP congressman blasts as 'repugnant' Trump civil war tweet

US President Donald Trump has escalated his attacks against the lawmaker leading the impeachment inquiry against him, suggesting that Representative Adam Schiff be arrested for "treason". That came after Trump called for Schiff to "immediately resign" after the California Democrat began a committee hearing with what he called a summary and what critics called an embellishment of Trump's conversation with Zelenskiy.

"I would have no choice but to take it up", McConnell said on CNBC.

Republicans were split over how and whether to defend Trump's own words contained in a phone transcript and his actions, described by a whistleblower's report - both of which were made public by the White House. The Democrats ignored House precedent and longstanding tradition to launch their "impeachment inquiry".

"I've read it and it's like well-I'd like to put that in context", Amodei said.

He cited Trump's barely veiled threats of capital punishment as cause for concern.

The Democratic presidential candidate told the audience at at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin Texas Saturday that she sees Republicans distancing themselves from Trump. Our founding fathers set impeachment to be extremely rare.

It was not immediately clear what steps the White House was taking to identify the whistleblower, but the White House has known for weeks that a Central Intelligence Agency officer lodged concerns about Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

President Donald Trump is warning that the Democrat-driven impeachment proceedings and any move to oust him from office amount to "treason" and would spark a civil war, prompting outrage from a Republican congressman.

On Sunday evening, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from IL, called the quote "beyond repugnant".

Giuliani is central to the investigation to have Ukraine conduct a corruption probe into Joe Biden and his son's dealings with a Ukrainian energy company.

Mr Giuliani, a former NY mayor, had said on television that he asked the Government of Ukraine to "target" Mr Biden, who is a potential Democratic candidate to run against Trump in the 2020 election.

"My fellow Republicans, it is time to risk your careers in favour of your principles", Flake said in a column in The Washington Post.

But the poll also indicates a majority believe members of Congress backing impeachment at this point are doing so based on partisan politics rather than on the facts.

Mark Zaid, an attorney for the whistle-blower, said earlier Sunday that his legal team was continuing to work with congressional committees to coordinate a way for the whistle-blower to meet with congressional investigators. "Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it".

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