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Swalwell: Trump’s Yovanovitch Tweet ‘Should Be Considered’ as New Impeachment Article

Name: CNN


Anderson Cooper

Name: Anderson Cooper

Employment: CNN

Position: Host

, Eric Swalwell

Name: Eric Swalwell

Employment: House of Representatives

Position: Representative

Event location
11/15/2019 01:48 pm
Alex (staff)
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COOPER I want to ░░░░░░░░ to Congressman Eric Swalwell ░░░░░░░░ on the Intelligence Committee ░░░░░░░░ joins me now Congressman ░░░░░░░░ Jim Jordan is saying ░░░░░░░░ it s not witness ░░░░░░░░ for the president to ░░░░░░░░ tweeting while the ambassador ░░░░░░░░ testifying because she wouldn ░░░░░░░░ have seen it while ░░░░░░░░ was testifying Does that ░░░░░░░░ sense SWALWELL No it ░░░░░░░░ not He is seeking ░░░░░░░░ destroy her reputation for ░░░░░░░░ against him And Anderson ░░░░░░░░ to step back he ░░░░░░░░ to intimidate her and ░░░░░░░░ her when she was ░░░░░░░░ country as Ambassador before ░░░░░░░░ was removed On that ░░░░░░░░ with President Zelensky on ░░░░░░░░ 25 he smeared her ░░░░░░░░ today as she sat ░░░░░░░░ courageously defied his orders ░░░░░░░░ to come in again ░░░░░░░░ continued to do that ░░░░░░░░ we ll view that ░░░░░░░░ witness intimidation not only ░░░░░░░░ the ambassador but future ░░░░░░░░ who would come in ░░░░░░░░ also innocent people don ░░░░░░░░ intimidate witnesses This is ░░░░░░░░ guilty people do and ░░░░░░░░ president continues to act ░░░░░░░░ COOPER Do you think ░░░░░░░░ of the effort by ░░░░░░░░ president was not just ░░░░░░░░ against the ambassador but ░░░░░░░░ any future witnesses just ░░░░░░░░ a warning to them ░░░░░░░░ This was a warning ░░░░░░░░ and we ve got ░░░░░░░░ witnesses coming this afternoon ░░░░░░░░ depositions and next week ░░░░░░░░ public hearings But Anderson ░░░░░░░░ don t think it ░░░░░░░░ going to shake him ░░░░░░░░ has tried already to ░░░░░░░░ them to not come ░░░░░░░░ and they continue to ░░░░░░░░ forward and I think ░░░░░░░░ dam in many ways ░░░░░░░░ been breached by their ░░░░░░░░ by their honor And ░░░░░░░░ we re not going ░░░░░░░░ let these witnesses be ░░░░░░░░ but we will view ░░░░░░░░ as potential obstruction of ░░░░░░░░ COOPER And you think ░░░░░░░░ should be added potentially ░░░░░░░░ articles of impeachment SWALWELL ░░░░░░░░ should be considered because ░░░░░░░░ s strong evidence of ░░░░░░░░ This witness by the ░░░░░░░░ the reason she s ░░░░░░░░ called she was an ░░░░░░░░ corruption ambassador If the ░░░░░░░░ was truly interested in ░░░░░░░░ corruption in Ukraine he ░░░░░░░░ have kept her there ░░░░░░░░ wasn t interested in ░░░░░░░░ corruption he was interested ░░░░░░░░ weaponizing corruption That s ░░░░░░░░ he moved her out ░░░░░░░░ the way to put ░░░░░░░░ Rudy Giuliani COOPER Her ░░░░░░░░ that essentially the State ░░░░░░░░ has been sort of ░░░░░░░░ out from the inside ░░░░░░░░ the future that does ░░░░░░░░ bode well I mean ░░░░░░░░ may look from the ░░░░░░░░ like it s still ░░░░░░░░ There s still a ░░░░░░░░ there are still people ░░░░░░░░ work there But if ░░░░░░░░ people who have decades ░░░░░░░░ experience like this ambassador ░░░░░░░░ leaving or have left ░░░░░░░░ have been kneecapped what ░░░░░░░░ that mean for American ░░░░░░░░ policy in the future ░░░░░░░░ Yeah Ambassador Yovanovitch by ░░░░░░░░ about that allows us ░░░░░░░░ think about what this ░░░░░░░░ to not just removing ░░░░░░░░ but for our worldwide ░░░░░░░░ We have ambassadors to ░░░░░░░░ out U S interests ░░░░░░░░ free speech free markets ░░░░░░░░ to dream and if ░░░░░░░░ is not being carried ░░░░░░░░ because the the president ░░░░░░░░ corrupt intent that is ░░░░░░░░ only going to see ░░░░░░░░ and corruption in Ukraine ░░░░░░░░ s going to happen ░░░░░░░░ And so this is ░░░░░░░░ than just Ambassador Yovanovitch ░░░░░░░░ today this is about ░░░░░░░░ president s corruption scheme ░░░░░░░░ Ukraine and the person ░░░░░░░░ moved out of the ░░░░░░░░ to make it happen ░░░░░░░░ COOPER When you hear ░░░░░░░░ ambassador it also becomes ░░░░░░░░ just how much U ░░░░░░░░ foreign policy seems under ░░░░░░░░ president to be driven ░░░░░░░░ least in terms of ░░░░░░░░ based on a conspiracy ░░░░░░░░ SWALWELL Yes It was ░░░░░░░░ alarming to hear that ░░░░░░░░ president of the United ░░░░░░░░ was using debunked conspiracy ░░░░░░░░ And actually it was ░░░░░░░░ CNN a couple months ░░░░░░░░ former Homeland security office ░░░░░░░░ Bossert told your colleague ░░░░░░░░ Tapper that he had ░░░░░░░░ to tell the president ░░░░░░░░ these conspiracy theories were ░░░░░░░░ true But again the ░░░░░░░░ whether he believed them ░░░░░░░░ not he needed them ░░░░░░░░ his own mind and ░░░░░░░░ others to be true ░░░░░░░░ that s only way ░░░░░░░░ he was able to ░░░░░░░░ the decks so that ░░░░░░░░ Ukrainians could attempt to ░░░░░░░░ his opponent This is ░░░░░░░░ about the president putting ░░░░░░░░ interests above our interests ░░░░░░░░ that s what s ░░░░░░░░ witness demonstrates today COOPER ░░░░░░░░ Eric Swalwell thanks very ░░░░░░░░ SWALWELL My pleasure Thanks ░░░░░░░░
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