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Rep. Lujan: Pompeo Should Tell Trump Taking Foreign Dirt Is Wrong

By    |   Monday, 17 June 2019 03:22 PM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo should be informing President Donald Trump that it would be wrong to take information from a foreign government about a political rival, Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Lujan said Monday.

"He should be saying 'Mr. President, that's wrong, that's illegal, the Constitution doesn't allow it, your oath of office doesn't allow it,'" the New Mexico Democrat told MSNBC's "Morning Joe," while discussing the president's comments that he'd listen if someone was giving him political dirt.

"It's absolutely concerning that if we believe were given to the campaign from the Russians in the next election that he would gladly accept them," said Lujan.

He added that he's become divided on whether impeachment proceedings could harm Democrats in 2020, as every day, Trump "throws one more brick into the backpack" about why they should be done.

"I think what he said over the weekend would probably be a stand-alone charge all by itself, but I think increasingly the argument has to be, is there some good constitutional reason to do this, even if the Senate, for its own reasons, will never convict," said Lujan.

According to a new poll, Americans remain divided over whether Trump should be impeached, but Lujan said it's clear people nationwide want investigations to continue into him and his administration. He noted that there are 12 House committees holding oversight investigations, but not only about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report but also about the "sabotage of the Affordable Care Act" and other Trump actions.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo should be informing President Donald Trump that it would be wrong to take information from a foreign government about a political rival, Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Lujan said Monday
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