Why House Democrats are waiting for Mueller's report before impeachment


"We're looking at doing everything we can to remove this president,” Wisconsin progressive Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan told Salon’s Dean Obeidallah on “Salon Talks.” The congressman spoke with Salon about impeachment, the Cohen hearing and blue wave 2.0 in 2020.

With Michael Cohen testifying under oath that Donald Trump committed various crimes, including one in office, does this change anything about how Democrats will pursue impeachment hearings?

For Pocan, waiting for the Mueller report and finding Republican support is key. “Many in Democratic leadership have said, wait for the Mueller report. But let's remember, a lot of this oversight that now is happening because of the November elections is in areas that the Mueller report wasn't looking at, so you may even have more ammunition,” Rep. Pocan said.

Watch the clip above to hear more about the Democrats’ strategy for trying to get to the bottom of the truth about Trump, and check out Salon’s full interview with Rep. Pocan to hear about his efforts get ICE to answer questions about immigration raids in his district.


SalonTV host Dean Obeidallah is also the host of the daily national SiriusXM radio program, "The Dean Obeidallah Show" on the network's progressive political channel. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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