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 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Sanders doubles down on Bolivia 'coup,' few follow suit Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul MORE (D-Mass.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandMaloney primary challenger calls on her to return, donate previous campaign donations from Trump Senate confirms controversial circuit court nominee She Should Run launches initiative to expand number of women in political process MORE (D-N.Y.) renewed their calls for President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem senator says Zelensky was 'feeling the pressure' to probe Bidens 2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' 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 StephanopoulosLawmakers spar over upcoming Sondland testimony GOP rep on impeachment: 'I think the evidence is crumbling' Senate Republicans can acquit Trump — but they cannot defend his conduct 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 MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE made a rare public statement to say his findings had not exonerated Trump.