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DNC Boss Perez Stops Short of Endorsing Trump Impeachment

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Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez stopped short of blessing talk by some Democrats of moving for impeachment of President Donald Trump should he get the new acting U.S. Attorney General to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

Perez, who spoke at a press breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor, lashed out at the president's decision to name Jeff Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker as acting Attorney General and thereby putting in his hands the fate of Mueller and his investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

"A person who is acknowledged as a partisan, a person who has written about this in the context of the Mueller investigation, who has criticized the Mueller investigation, has now been put in charge," Perez told us. "It is not hard to figure out what is going on."

Hinting a firing of Mueller by Whitaker might be in the works, the Democratic Party boss voiced his hope "there are Republicans like [South Carolina Sen.] Lindsay Graham who once said there will be heck to pay if they try to do anything to Mueller – this will be a test of whether they are going to live up to that."

Pressed by Newsmax about whether the Democratic-controlled House should pursue Trump's impeachment if Mueller is fired, Perez replied: "That's not what I said. We need to ensure using the oversight process, as some Republicans did express before — and now, who knows that they will say? — they indicated they agreed with the proposition."

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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If President Donald Trump gets the new acting U.S. Attorney General to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez stopped short of blessing impeachment, Newsmax's John Gizzi reports.
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