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Rep. Deutch: Public Must Hear From Hicks, McGahn on Trump

(MSNBC's "Morning Joe")

By    |   Tuesday, 18 June 2019 01:41 PM

Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., said Tuesday he is "not at this point" ready to support an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, but he does want an investigation into whether he violated his office or committed any crimes.

"Because ultimately, what we've learned and I think this is clear at this point, the Mueller report is over 450 pages or so of mostly damning evidence," Rep. Deutch told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

But to move forward, the House needs to hear from key figures like former White House counsel Don McGahn and ex-Trump aide Hope Hicks to display to the American people, many of whom have not read the Mueller report, what was going on.

"Bring in the people who are the subjects of the Mueller report, so people can hear the outrageous conduct the president wanted them to pursue," Deutch said.

Deutch on Tuesday also commented about Trump's use of Twitter, noting it often serves as a distraction.

Trump has planned to live-tweet the upcoming Democratic debates, according to The Wall Street Journal, and Deutch said, because the president gave that publication the scoop, "we stop talking about his incoherent policy on Iran. We stop talking about his interview last week where he said he would welcome foreign governments . . . all that gets taken off the table because we're obsessed with his Twitter account? My god, there's been a lot that happened over the past week that I think should alarm all of us."

He said he is also concerned about Trump's actions with Iran, because his strategy is not clear, adding Congress must end the Authorization for Use of Military Force law.

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Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., wants an investigation into whether President Donald Trump violated his office or committed any crimes, even if he is "not at this point" ready to support an impeachment inquiry.
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