The charges in the articles of impeachment filed against President Donald Trump do not match up with the testimony that has been heard from witnesses, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said Thursday.
"There was no discussion of these [charges] in the Intelligence hearing," Hurd told Fox News' Dana Perino. "It was always about quid pro quo and bribery and extortion. I don't think those three words were even mentioned in these two articles of impeachment."
Democrats will be voting to send the two articles of impeachment, charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, off the floor next week and to the Senate, where "we know how this is ultimately going to end," Hurd said.
"The only way to get things done here in D.C. is in a bipartisan way," he added. "The only bipartisan thing about this is the bipartisan opposition to these two articles of impeachment."
Hurd also said he has not seen any evidence that really suggested bribery or extortion has taken place. When it comes to claims of abuse of power, he added, he wishes there was a more broad conversation taking place about the abuse of power Inspector General Michael Horowitz uncovered in his report finding errors the FBI made while obtaining FISA applications on Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
"I think that is something all Americans should ultimately be concerned with," Hurd said. "The one that is most outrageous to me is that Carter Page was working for another intelligence organization and because of that activity, the focus on the Crossfire Hurricane team believed he was working with the Russians. To me, that is absolutely outrageous and the fact that they knew that information before the first FISA application was provided is crazy."
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