Warren, Gillibrand double down on impeachment after Trump interview

Warren, Gillibrand double down on impeachment after Trump interview
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Presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann Warren2020 Democrat: 'My DM's are open and I actually read & respond' Group of wealthy Americans write open letter asking to be taxed more Inslee unveils plan to fight fossil fuel pollution MORE (D-Mass.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandJuan Williams: Warren on the rise 2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the first Democratic showdown 2020 Democrats vow to expand abortion access at Planned Parenthood event MORE (D-N.Y.) renewed their calls for President TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates MORE’s impeachment in the wake of an interview in which Trump said he would listen to an offer for information about an opponent from a foreign government.

“The #MuellerReport made it clear: A foreign government attacked our 2016 elections to support Trump, Trump welcomed that help, and Trump obstructed the investigation. Now, he said he'd do it all over again. It's time to impeach Donald Trump,” Warren tweeted.

“It’s time for Congress to begin impeachment hearings,” Gillibrand said in her own tweet.

In the interview, asked by ABC’s George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosTrump to appear on 'Meet the Press' for first time as president Trump shows off Air Force One model in Oval Office The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Tensions flare after Iran shoots down US drone MORE whether he would contact the FBI if a foreign government offered information on a political opponent or listen to the information, Trump responded, “I think maybe you do both.”

“I think you might want to listen. There’s nothing wrong with listening," Trump added. "It’s not an interference. They have information. I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI."

Warren was the first presidential candidate to call for Trump’s impeachment, while Gillibrand called for impeachment hearings in May after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump Schiff says Intel panel will hold 'series' of hearings on Mueller report MORE made a rare public statement to say his findings had not exonerated Trump.