Dem Rep. Jackie Speier: If Cohen WikiLeaks Claim Is True, We’re Looking at ‘High Crime and Misdemeanor’


Congresswoman Jackie Speier this morning said if Michael Cohen‘s explosive allegation about President Donald Trump‘s knowledge of the Wikileaks dumps is true, there would be enough showing a “high crime and misdemeanor.”

She said to CNN’s John Berman, “The significance is you can now start to draw conclusions about the fact that Donald Trump was aware, was informed, was engaged in this criminal conspiracy to rig the election on his behalf and he did so in conjunction with the Russians.”

Berman said the testimony gets to “aware and engaged” but not necessarily “evidence that he worked alongside the Russians to rig the campaign.”

Speier said she expects them to find out “there was a conspiracy to lie by a number of people associated with Donald Trump and his campaign and this is just the beginning of what I think is a very serious and probably impeachable offense… The conduct by the president to undermine the election by working with the Russians and by lying continuously.”

Berman asked her directly, “Are you saying that if then-candidate Donald Trump knew that the Wikileaks dump was about to happen, is that in and of itself to you impeachable?”

“I think that that combined with the events associated with Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal,” Speier responded, “in attempting to obscure the fact that he was shutting them up so that they would not impact his campaign, all of that coming together, I believe is a high crime and misdemeanor. It is what the Congress at the time thinks is a high crime and misdemeanor.”

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