A Texas congressman brought up the dreaded I-word, saying Hillary Clinton, should she defeat Donald Trump on Tuesday, could face impeachment proceedings right from the onset.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said yesterday’s bombshell email that showed Clinton campaign manager John Podesta instructing another top aide that they “have to dump all those emails” could be the impetus for impeachment hearings.
Via Fox News Insider:
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said on America’s Newsroom that Hillary Clinton could face impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives if she is elected president.
Speaking to Bill Hemmer today, McCaul said that Huma Abedin’s emails – which were found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop in a separate investigation of the disgraced former congressman – represents “new evidence …. that could be quite damaging.”
He said the reopened investigation will keep going beyond Election Day into a potential Clinton presidency.
“[If] the investigation goes forward and it looks like an indictment is pending, at that point in time under the Constitution, the House of Representatives would engage in an impeachment trial. It would go to the Senate and impeachment proceedings and removal would take place,” he said.
Hemmer asked whether McCaul really wanted to use “the I-word” right before the presidential election. McCaul, a former prosecutor and currently the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, pointed out newly-released WikiLeaks emails showing John Podesta emailed Clinton aide Cheryl Mills to say “we are going to have to dump all those emails.”
McCaul claims that there’s already “ample evidence” to take the email investigation case before a grand jury.
That evidence involves the damning email which was the very same day that the New York Times broke the story about Hillary’s illegal private email server, and two days prior to any subpoena demanding the emails.
Dumping the emails meant exactly what you think it does.
McCaul isn’t the first to call for Hillary’s impeachment should she win the White House. Republican Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama suggested the same thing a little over a year ago.
Cross-posted at the Political Insider