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Sen. Lee: Political 'Mistake' For Dems To Try to Impeach Trump

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Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 21 April 2019 12:32 PM

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said Sunday it’d be a political “mistake” to start impeachment proceedings to remove President Donald Trump from office — though it’s likely that’s what House Democrats will do.

In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said “it’s time to move on” in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“I suspect that's what the Democrats, particularly in the House of Representatives, are going to want to do,” he said of impeachment. 

“That of course, is a political question and I think politically speaking it would be a mistake for them to do it. It sounds like some of them are inclined to go down that road.”

“The number one takeaway from this report, is that there was no collusion,” he added. “We've got people, who for the last two years have been using the Russian's attempt to undermine the legitimacy of our electoral process, as an effort within this country to undermine this president, and the process by which he was elected. But there was no collusion. … Not a scintilla of evidence supports that.”

Lee also said though colleague Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, was deeply critical of the Trump administration as revealed in the Mueller report, “there's nothing in this report that changes my view of this president”

“I don't think most Americans, I don't think most senators, most members of Congress, I don't think most Americans will have their view of the president of the United States changed by this report,” he asserted.

He criticized the report, however, for often being “odd” and “confusing.”

“For example, when [Mueller] talks about obstruction, I think it's odd to say ‘I’m not going to make a recommendation, but I'm going to sound like I'm making a recommendation,’” Lee  said, adding: “It’s full of double negatives. It's kind of confusing.”

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Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said Sunday it'd be a political "mistake" to start impeachment proceedings to remove President Donald Trump from office - though it's likely that's what House Democrats will do.In an interview on CBS News' "Face The Nation," Lee, a member of the...
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