Jim Himes: Ukraine Texts ‘Read Like a Script for the Godfather’ and If True Are ‘Impeachable’

‘The foreign policy apparatus has finally said enough, enough of this corruption, enough of the damaging of American national security interests’

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CUOMO: "So what can you tell us that is of importance to the audience about what you learned from the I.G. today?"
HIMES: "Well, I can’t get into the details of what we learned. This was sort of a follow-up meeting because, remember, we heard from him when the so-called transcript had not yet been released so he wasn’t able to talk about the substance of this. All he would talk about was the process that he followed. Look, what’s coming clear here is I sort of chuckle watching my Twitter feed as the president attacks Adam Schiff over and over and over again. The problem that the president has of course is not with Adam Schiff, it’s with the people around him, including the whistle-blower, including — and I don’t know anything more than you do on this possibility of a second whistle-blower, but of course there were leaks to the the “New York Times” and leaks to “The Washington Post” from people that were clearly very close to the action in the white House. So I’m getting a sense from everything I know that the national security apparatus, the foreign policy apparatus has finally said enough, enough of this corruption, enough of the damaging of American national security interests and, yes, to your earlier question, look, those texts read like a script for the “Godfather,” if I might quote the president of the United States, going to go through some things. So of course this stuff is an egregious abuse of power and misuse of American resources and, yes, if it proves to be true, impeachable."

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