Maxine Waters blasts Trump comments on intel chief: 'Past time for impeachment

Maxine Waters blasts Trump comments on intel chief: 'Past time for impeachment
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Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersPowell, Mnuchin stress limits of current emergency lending programs Pelosi: House will stay in session until agreement is reached on coronavirus relief Omar invokes father's death from coronavirus in reaction to Woodward book MORE (D-Calif.) blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE on Thursday after he attacked his intelligence officials following their testimonies before a congressional committee, saying it was “past time for impeachment!"

Waters, a frequent critic of the president who often calls for his ouster, took to Twitter to ask when Americans would “wake up” to Trump’s lies.

The California Democrat appears to be referring to analysis by The Washington Post’s fact-checking team that found that Trump has made 8,158 false or misleading claims during his first two years in office.

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Waters has emerged as a fiery opponent of Trump and the president has hit back, calling her a “very low IQ individual.”

Her criticism comes after Trump claimed his top intelligence leaders were “wrong” about their assessment on Iran’s nuclear developments.

Director of National Intelligence Dan CoatsDaniel (Dan) Ray CoatsFBI chief says Russia is trying to interfere in election to undermine Biden The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - Trump, Biden renew push for Latino support Former Intel chief had 'deep suspicions' that Putin 'had something on Trump': book MORE and CIA Director Gina Haspel testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons, Iran is complying with the Obama-era nuclear deal and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) still poses a grave threat.

Trump rejected their findings on Wednesday, writing on Twitter that the intelligence community was "passive and naive" and they should “go back to school!” 

He later claimed on Thursday the group is "very much in agreement on Iran, ISIS, North Korea, etc," and the apparent rift was taken out of context by the press. 

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"Just concluded a great meeting with my Intel team in the Oval Office who told me that what they said on Tuesday at the Senate Hearing was mischaracterized by the media," Trump wrote on Twitter.

"A false narrative is so bad for our Country," he added. "I value our intelligence community. Happily, we had a very good meeting, and we are all on the same page!"