The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate wrote on Twitter: “The Mueller report lays out facts showing that a hostile foreign government attacked our 2016 election to help Donald Trump and Donald Trump welcomed that help. “Once elected, Donald Trump obstructed the investigation into that attack.” Ms Warren, like many other Democrats, said prior to the report by special counsel Robert Mueller that she would have to see it in its entirety before drawing conclusions on whether Congress should consider impeachment. She continued on Twitter: “Mueller put the next step in the hands of Congress: ‘Congress has authority to prohibit a President’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice.’
“The correct process for exercising that authority is impeachment.”
Many Democrats in the party have urged caution over impeaching Trump.
However, the Senator’s call for impeachment could foreshadow other national Democrats following suit in the next week, including possible presidential candidates.
Ms Warren said on Twitter: “To ignore a President’s repeated efforts to obstruct an investigation into his own disloyal behaviour would inflict great and lasting damage on this country, and it would suggest that both the current and future Presidents would be free to abuse their power in similar ways.”
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The Massachusetts Democrat also said both parties should set aside political considerations and do their “constitutional duty”.
According to one of Ms Warren’s aides, the senator began reading the redacted Mueller report on her flight back to Boston from Salt Lake City on Thursday.
After she finished reading the report, Ms Warren felt it was her “duty” to share her views publicly, the aide told CNN.
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