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GOP lawmaker: I haven't heard 'a single thing' you could impeach Trump for

GOP lawmaker: I haven't heard 'a single thing' you could impeach Trump for
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Rep. Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinDemocrats, GOP fighting over largest House battlefield in a decade Republican fears grow over rising Democratic tide DCCC reserves new ad buys in competitive districts, adds new members to 'Red to Blue' program MORE (R-N.Y.), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he hasn't heard "a single thing" President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout Mnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden MORE could be impeached for during witness testimony in the House impeachment inquiry. 

"As someone who's been in that deposition room a lot, I have not heard a single thing that you could possibly impeach the president of the United States for," Zeldin said in an interview with radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 The Answer in New York.

Zeldin also defended lawmakers who recently entered the secure deposition room. 

"These members weren't coming in because they wanted to stop the deposition. They were coming in because ... they wanted to listen to the deposition," he said. 

"You have members who are just thirsty for an update on what is happening inside these depositions that they have been locked out of. The lack of transparency, the lack of legitimacy, credibility, fairness has been a huge issue," Zeldin added.  

The House Foreign Affairs, Oversight and Reform, and Intelligence committees are leading the investigation into Trump over his dealings with Ukraine.

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Republicans have complained about the closed-door nature of witness testimony, and a group of them recently barged into the secure hearing room in protest. 

In response, Democrats have defended the proceedings. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffCIA impeachment whistleblower forced to live under surveillance due to threats: report In our 'Bizarro World' of 2020 politics, the left takes a wrong turn Greenwald slams Schiff over Biden emails on Fox MORE (D-Calif.) recently wrote in a "Dear Colleague" letter that it is important to conduct the interviews privately so witnesses cannot coordinate testimony. 

He also said interview transcripts will be made public when they do not "jeopardize investigative equities."