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House Dem: Impeach Accusations Against Trump 'More Serious' Than Against Nixon

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., who worked on the impeachments of Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, said Sunday the accusations against President Donald Trump are “more serious” because they involve a foreign nation.

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Lofgren, who drafted an article of impeachment against Nixon, said she “would welcome an opportunity to reach a different conclusion about the president's misconduct.”

“President Nixon’s misconduct related to using the levers of government to hide the Watergate burglary… to try to throw the election,” she said.

“At least it didn’t involve other foreign nations. When you look at what the founding fathers were concerned about it was the interference by foreign governments in our political system that was one of their gravest concerns. Nixon’s conduct didn’t fall into that range. In that way, this conduct is more serious.”

Lofgren, who is on the House Judiciary Committee, said she wanted to see the process “play out.”

“I would welcome an opportunity to reach a different conclusion about the president’s misconduct,” she said. “This is not a great time for the country to have a president revealed as doing something so counterproductive to the national interest.”

“It would be wonderful if there were some benign explanation,” she added. “I’m struggling to think what it would be at this point.”

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., who worked on the impeachments of Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, said Sunday the accusations against President Donald Trump are "more serious" because they involve a foreign nation.In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union,"...
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