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House Republican: If Trump violated campaign finance law, it’s not ‘anywhere near impeachable’

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said Sunday that if President Trump violated campaign finance law during his 2016 campaign, it’s not “anywhere near impeachable.”

“Is this a campaign finance violation? Which would obviously, I don’t think be anywhere near impeachable. That’s what we want to find out at the end of the Mueller thing,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

{mosads}Kinzinger’s comments came after federal prosecutors in New York said Friday that Trump directed his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, during the 2016 campaign to make illegal payments to two women claiming they had affairs with Trump.

Earlier Sunday on “State of the Union,” Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said that those offenses would “certainly” be impeachable offenses.

“Whether they are important enough to justify an impeachment is a different question, but certainly they’d be impeachable offenses because even though they were committed before the president became president, they were committed in the service of fraudulently obtaining the office,” Nadler said.

Kinzinger took issue with Nadler’s comments, saying Democrats “run a major risk” by considering impeachment.

“I would be very careful if I was them because that’s going to derail, I think, the next two years of their agenda, which frankly I would be fine derailing their agenda,” he said. 

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