Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Democrats demand Republican leaders examine election challenges after Georgia voting chaos Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-Minn.), a Democratic presidential contender, compared President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s handling of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Watergate, saying both instances pointed to a coverup.
“I just keep thinking about Watergate, because you had a president who was paranoid, who was facing an election, who wanted to get dirt on his political opponents,” Klobuchar told host Greta Van Susteren in an interview that aired Sunday on “Full Court Press.”
“Sounds exactly the same,” she continued. “In Nixon’s case, they did it with a crowbar, or whatever. They broke into the DNC headquarters and got the information out of a file cabinet. Well, this time you’ve got a president who’s looking at all corners of the world to dig up dirt through foreign powers.”
“There’s an argument it is even worse because he’s messing around with national security. Then you had a cover-up with the Nixon administration, and you have the beginnings of a cover-up here where they’re trying to hide the calls on this server. That’s what this is about,” she said.
House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Pelosi: Georgia primary ‘disgrace’ could preview an election debacle in November MORE (D-Calif.) announced earlier this month that House Democrats were launching an impeachment inquiry into Trump amid allegations raised by a whistleblower that he encouraged Ukraine’s president to investigate into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE and then placed the transcripts of a call between the leaders on a highly classified server.
Attorney Andrew P. Bakaj confirmed on Sunday that his firm is representing a whistleblower related to a complaint about Trump’s interactions with Ukraine.
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Trump criticized the second whistleblower, claiming on Twitter that the individual is a member of the deep state and is working to undermine his presidency.
The first so-called second hand information “Whistleblower” got my phone conversation almost completely wrong, so now word is they are going to the bench and another “Whistleblower” is coming in from the Deep State, also with second hand info. Meet with Shifty. Keep them coming!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2019