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 John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes 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 Clinton6 ways the primary fight is toughening up Democrats for the fall general election Rahm Emanuel: 'Panic would be the adjective to describe the mood' over Sanders Do Trump and Sanders hate America? MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Stone judge under pressure over calls for new trial 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.”