The Vote Vets group is calling for a Trump impeachment inquiry into whether he committed an impeachable offense by leaking highly classified information to Russian diplomats Sergey Lavrov and Sergey Kislyak during an Oval Office meeting.
“Now that Donald Trump has admitted that the Washington Post story is not ‘fake news’ at all, Congress must immediately convene an impeachment inquiry to gather all the facts, and determine if what Donald Trump did rises to the level of impeachment, and removal from office,” Will Fischer, Iraq War Veteran and Director of Government Relations for VoteVets said.
“Under normal circumstances, Congress could use a slower process, with multiple hearings and investigations, before moving to impeachment,” Fischer said. However, given that the central question around Trump’s actions is the security of the United States, and American lives, we do not have the luxury of time,” he added. ”
Therefore, it is appropriate to concurrently investigate this matter and weigh whether it is an impeachable offense.”
The group also called on National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to resign for lying to the public about the leaks. “There is being a good soldier, and then there is sticking your neck out to mislead the country, to protect a president that is acting recklessly and possibly endangering American lives.”
“What H.R. McMaster did, last night, was the latter. Unfortunately, those actions mean he is no longer fit to serve as National Security Adviser.”