Rep. Cicilline: ‘I Don’t Have Any Difficulty’ with Calling for Trump Being Locked Up
BAIER: Let's move on to these investigations.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, quoted by "Politico," as saying to Democratic caucus members that she wants to see President Trump in prison. I don't want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison.
Number one, did she say that? Number two, do you agree with her?
CICILLINE: Well, first of all, I was not in that meeting. I know it's been reported.
But let's remember this, we have reviewed the Mueller report. The president of the United States directed Don McGahn to fire the special counsel and then to prepare false documents to deny that he was told to do that. He directed an outside person, Cory Lewandowski, to direct the attorney general to limit the special counsel's investigation and a number of other instances of obstruction of justice that are detailed in this report. These are specific things the president did.
That's the purpose of our hearing Monday. These are criminal acts, obstruction of justice, clearly impeachable offenses. And so, you know, it's kind of rich to hear the president complain about this when he began a campaign with lock her up as his bumper sticker and, you know, led an effort to delegitimize the first African-American president by claiming he wasn't born in this country.
BAIER: So you agree with Speaker Pelosi?
CICILLINE: Look -- look, I don't have any difficulty with those words. I think what we're really -- what is really at stake here is the responsibility of the Judiciary Committee to conduct oversight, to demonstrate to the American people that no one is above the law --
BAIER: Well, here's --
CICILLINE: Including the president of the United States. We're going to get to the truth and we're going to demonstrate that this president must be accountable for his own conduct.