Obama adviser: Trump asking to drop case against Arpaio could get him impeached

President Obama’s former communications director Dan Pfeiffer blasted President Trump over a report that he had asked Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsKamala Harris: The right choice at the right time Three pros and three cons to Biden picking Harris The 'pitcher of warm spit' — Veepstakes and the fate of Mike Pence MORE to drop the federal criminal case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, saying if the report is true, Trump could be impeached.

“Asking the Attorney General to drop a case against a political ally is the kind of thing people get impeached for,” Pfeiffer tweeted Saturday.



The Washington Post reported earlier Saturday that Trump had asked Sessions to drop the case against Arpaio, who was a surrogate for Trump on the campaign trail.

The president decided that he would pardon Arpaio if the sheriff was found guilty in the federal case, after advisers warned him against dropping the charges.


Trump pardoned the controversial sheriff Friday night.

Arpaio was found to have been racially profiling Latinos in his Maricopa County and was found guilty of criminal contempt last month for violating a federal judge’s order to stop the profiling.