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 sharpen their message on impeachment Trump tears into impeachment probe, witnesses in early Twitter spree White House doubles down on 'no quid pro quo' MORE (R-N.Y.), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he hasn't heard "a single thing" President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I'm very much into climate' Trump-appointed State Department official embellished her résumé, made fake Time cover: report Bolton suggests Trump's Turkey policy motivated by personal, financial interest: NBC 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.


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 SchiffDemocrats sharpen their message on impeachment White House struggles to get in sync on impeachment Hillicon Valley: Microsoft pushes for DACA fix ahead of court hearing | Twitter seeks feedback on 'deepfakes' | Trump officials unveil plan to notify public of 2020 interference 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."