Sen. Angus King, I-ME, said he “reluctantly” believes that impeachment of President Trump is an option, following a report that the President asked former FBI Director James Comey to end a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
The New York Times reported that Trump asked Comey after a meeting to “see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” according to a memo the ousted former FBI director wrote.
Sen. King said was asked by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer if the details of the report bring Congress “closer to the possibility of yet another impeachment process.”
“Reluctantly, I have to say yes, because obstruction of justice is such a serious offense,” King said.
“I say it with sadness and reluctance. This is not something I have advocated for, or the word has not passed my lips in this whole tumultuous three of four months.”
King added that the report on Trump’s attempt to influence Comey is “very serious.”
“If indeed the president tried to tell the director of the FBI who worked for him that he should drop an investigation, whether it was Michael Flynn or whether it was some investigation that had nothing to do with Russia or politics or the election,” he added, “that’s a very serious matter.