Elizabeth Warren calls for impeachment proceedings against President Trump

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US Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is calling for lawmakers to start impeachment proceedings against President Trump, saying he obstructed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

In a Friday afternoon tweet, the Cambridge Democrat said, “The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty. That means the House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States.’’

Warren’s tweet comes a day after a redacted report from Mueller’s investigation was made public. The report details multiple efforts Trump made to curtail a Russia probe he feared would cripple his administration.