Trump impeachment news – live: White House ‘engaged in unprecedented obstruction’, as officials admit they have no record of call president claims proves his innocence

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White House ‘engaged in unprecedented obstruction’, says legal expert

 

Donald Trump’s White House has “engaged in unprecedented obstruction”, former acting solicitor general Neal Katyal has declared in a damning interview with The Last Word on MSNBC.

 

Promoting his new book Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump, Katyal told Steve Kornacki there are three “high crimes” he says the president is “clearly” guilty of, meaning the House of Representatives has little choice but to impeach the president and the Senate must ultimately remove him from office.

 

Those crimes are, according to Katyal:

 

1. Abusing the public trust by soliciting foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election
2. Abusing the public trust by engaging in bribery – repeatedly – through this quid pro quo exchanges with President Zelensky of Ukraine
3. Abusing the public trust by obstruction of justice in the investigations of his conduct, adopting an unconstitutional view of executive power