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Engel Calls for Formal Impeachment Inquiry

Engel Calls for Formal Impeachment Inquiry
“The American people want, and deserve, the truth…I believe the House must pursue a formal impeachment inquiry.”
 
New York – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement calling for a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump:
 
“The President abused the power of his office in an effort to stymie a legitimate investigation into his campaign’s involvement with Russia. Mr. Mueller chose to follow Justice Department guidance that a sitting President can’t be indicted. The Constitution empowers Congress with checks and balances to address high crimes and misdemeanors by a sitting President.
 
“The American people want, and deserve, the truth. Mr. Mueller’s testimony provided ample evidence that the President committed obstruction of justice, and I believe the House must pursue a formal impeachment inquiry.
 
“Questions about the abuses and corruption of this Administration require Congress to press ahead with its investigations and follow the facts where they lead us. As Chairman of one of the six House committees looking into possible acts of wrongdoing in the executive branch, I’ve pushed to get answers about Trump’s cozy relationship with Vladimir Putin, unconstitutional emoluments the President has received, and the President’s deep conflicts of interest around the world.
 
“The President’s repeated abuses have brought American democracy to a perilous crossroads. Following the guidance of the Constitution – which I have sworn to uphold – is the only way to achieve justice.”

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