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McAuliffe: We should look at impeaching Trump over Putin summit

McAuliffe: We should look at impeaching Trump over Putin summit
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Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) ripped into President TrumpDonald TrumpMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back Republicans eye Nashville crack-up to gain House seat MORE on Sunday, suggesting he should be impeached over his behavior at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this summer in Helsinki.

Trump should “stop bear-hugging Putin,” McAuliffe told CNN’s Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."

Trump was widely criticized by both Republicans and Democrats for siding with Putin at a news conference over U.S. intelligence experts on the issue of Russian election meddling.

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McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman who held top spots in Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonThe Memo: The center strikes back Monica Lewinsky responds to viral HBO intern's mistake: 'It gets better' 40-year march: Only one state doesn't recognize Juneteenth MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: The center strikes back Democratic clamor grows for select committee on Jan. 6 attack White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE's presidential campaigns, began attacking Trump for his comments hours after he made them, tweeting that the president had “violated his oath to preserve, protect and defend...against all enemies foreign and domestic.”

On Sunday, McAuliffe said that impeachment for Trump’s behavior at Helsinki is “something we oughta look at.”

“Imagine this, that President Clinton or President Obama had travelled to Helsinki and done what Trump had done, you would already have impeachment trials,” McAuliffe told Tapper.

Putin “is a foe he fights us every single day. We’re battling him all over the globe,” McAuliffe said.

“They’re undermining our country.”