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Beto O’Rourke: ‘Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt’ That Trump Tried to Collude with Russia and Obstruct Justice

Beto O’Rourke believes President Donald Trump — at the very least — tried to obstruct justice.

Friday morning on CBS, in his first interview since announcing his bid for the White House a day earlier, the former Texas congressman told Gayle King — in response to a question about whether Trump should be impeached — that he is certain there are grounds for it.

“It’s beyond the shadow of a doubt to me that if there was not collusion, there was at least the effort to collude with a foreign power,” O’Rourke said. “Beyond the shadow of a doubt that if there was not obstruction of justice, there was certainly the effort to obstruct justice. Whether that’s firing James Comey, the principal investigator into what happened in 2016, or in the light of day, tweeting to your attorney general as President Trump did to end the Russia investigation.”

Still, when King followed up by noting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s recent comments saying that impeaching the president right now is “not worth it,” O’Rourke sounded as if he agreed.

“How Congress chooses to address those set of facts, and the findings which I believe we are soon to see from the Mueller report, is up to them,” he said. “I think the American people are going to have a chance to decide at the ballot box in November 2020. And perhaps that’s the best way for us to resolve these outstanding questions.”

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