Waters: ‘We don’t have to think impeachment is out of our reach’

Waters: ‘We don’t have to think impeachment is out of our reach’
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“We don’t have to be afraid to use the word impeachment,” she said Tuesday at the Center for American Progress (CAP) conference in Washington, D.C. “We don’t have to think impeachment is out of our reach.”

“All we have to do is make sure we are talking to the American public, we are keeping them involved, we are challenging every day, we are resisting every day.”

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Waters added that reports Trump shared highly classified intelligence with Russian officials last week may ultimately factor in the president’s impeachment.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen after today. I think this is going to put us a little further on our way to what I’ve been calling for all along, and that’s impeachment.”

The New York Times on Tuesday reported that the classified information Trump shared with top Russian officials came from Israel.

The Times confirmed Israel as the source, with one current and one former U.S. official familiar with America’s intelligence gathering.

The newspaper reported that the information Trump shared during a recent White House meeting concerned a terror plot involving ISIS.

The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump shared highly classified information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last week

Trump’s disclosure of high-level “code-word information” risks the intelligence source, which has access to ISIS inner workings.