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Delgado wants Congress to act on Mueller report, but he is wary of impeachment

Apr 30, 2019 1:30 pm
William J. Kemble is reporting for the Daily Freeman U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado said April 29 he agrees that Congress can take action against President Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice. However, while calling for hearings to be held, Delgado stopped short of calling for impeachment proceedings, saying he worries about the partisan divide that currently exists in the country. In a conference call with reporters, the Rhinebeck Democrat said he was concerned by elements of special counsel Robert Mueller's 400-page report that outlined how Trump interfered with the investigation of Russia's suspected meddling in the 2016 presidential election. "The administration interfered with that process in a number of ways,” the first-term congressman said. The firing of FBI Director James Comey, asking former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to limit the investigation and telling White House counsel Don McGahn to fire Mueller, were three of the events cited in the report that Delgado said he found most troubling. About the prospect of impeachment, Degado said, “This is a very important process that should unfold ... with some sort of bipartisan support. ... Having it land in an incredibly partisan place, I worry that it would not ultimately have the effect of restoring people’s faith in the system.” Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.