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Politics President Donald Trump 'abused his power' : Rep. Zoe Lofgren

17:30  08 december  2019
17:30  08 december  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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President Donald Trump hits every button on high crimes and misdemeanors, abusing his presidential power in a way similar to President Richard Nixon, said Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., on ABC's "This Week."

G. K. Butterfield, Zoe Lofgren are posing for a picture: U.S.Representative Zoe Lofgren speaks during an event in support of the House vote on the SAFE Act, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.© Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images U.S.Representative Zoe Lofgren speaks during an event in support of the House vote on the SAFE Act, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

"In the case of President Trump, not only has he abused his power to improperly to put his thumb on the scale for the election, he used a foreign policy to do it and that really hits all the buttons that the Founding Fathers were concerned about," Lofgren told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.

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"A President who perverts his role as chief diplomat to serve private rather than public ends has The language is an all-but-explicit reference to allegations that Trump abused his power when he asked Zoe Lofgren , who’d been a staffer for a Judiciary panel member in 1974, posted a copy online and

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Lofgren has played a significant role in every impeachment inquiry in modern United States history. During the early 1970s Watergate scandal, Lofgren helped draft articles of impeachment for President Richard Nixon while working as a congressional staffer to a member of the House Judiciary Committee.

At the time of President Bill Clinton's impeachment, Lofgren had served in Congress for four years. Sitting on House Judiciary, the congresswoman watched as the Republican-controlled committee drafted and approved articles of impeachment for the Democratic president.

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a key defender of the president's dealings in Ukraine, appeared after Lofgren on "This Week" Sunday.

"What is so dizzying, George, is the evolving standard for impeachment from Democrats. Through most of 2019, Nancy Pelosi said she opposed impeachment, not because the Mueller facts weren't strong enough in her view, but because it wasn't bipartisan," Gaetz told Stephanopoulos.

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Gaetz on Wednesday questioned the Democratic-invited witness, Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan, on her political donations to Democrats, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton. He also criticized Karlan for invoking the name of Trump's adolescent son, Barron.

This week, Gaetz also criticized the president's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, for his trip to Ukraine.

"But it is weird that he is over there," he said on "This Week" Sunday. "I'm very grateful that very soon after I made those comments on CNN, the president put out a statement that said Rudy Giuliani does want to come into Congress and explain his role."

The Judiciary Committee will hold its second public impeachment hearing on Monday when lawyers for the Democrats and Republicans from the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees will present findings from their investigations.

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