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GOP strategist says Warren's call for impeachment proceedings helps Trump

Republican strategist Jack KingstonJohon (Jack) Heddens KingstonThe Hill's Top Lobbyists 2020 Lobbying world Disagreements are a part of our process MORE said Monday that Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden's Interior Department temporarily blocks new drilling on public lands | Group of GOP senators seeks to block Biden moves on Paris, Keystone | Judge grants preliminary approval for 0M Flint water crisis settlement Senate approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee House approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee MORE’s (D-Mass.) call for the House to begin impeachment proceedings against President TrumpDonald TrumpMcCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden Biden, Trudeau agree to meet next month Trump planned to oust acting AG to overturn Georgia election results: report MORE is politically beneficial for Trump.

"It's great for us politically," Kingston, a former senior adviser to the Trump campaign, told hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on "Rising." 

“Politically, it will help the president more than anything,” he continued. “People got what they need from the Mueller report. No collusion. No obstruction.”

“Now we can argue about it inside the Beltway on the fine print, but the truth is, most people checked it off their box."

“Now the Democrats are kind of like [a] 4-year-old in the schoolyard saying ‘blah, blah, blah. I don’t want to hear it. I’m going to go after impeachment,’ ” Kingston added.

Warren, one of multiple Democratic senators running for the White House in 2020, on Friday called for the beginning of impeachment proceedings, citing a portion of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE's report into Russia's election meddling in which he said that Congress has the authority to conduct obstruction of justice investigations. 

Mueller argued that such investigations on behalf of Congress can provide a check if a president is corrupt.

"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," Warren said. 

— Julia Manchester