Maxine Waters: Trump ‘Absolutely’ Headed Towards Impeachment
Since taking back control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms, many Democrats have stayed mum on impeachment. Others, especially those who have recently been elected, have spoken out more forcefully.
Maxine Waters has never shied away from talking about impeachment. She began discussing the topic soon after Trump took office. In a recent interview with CNBC’s John Harwood, she claimed “that’s where things are headed.”
During the interview, Waters was asked about the president’s relationship with Deutsche Bank. She told Harwood:
“We know that this is the only bank that will lend money to the president of the United States because of his past practices. He won’t show his tax returns and we have a certain information that leads us to believe that there may have been some money laundering activity that might have been connected with Mr. Manafort, with some people in his family.”
The California congresswoman is running an investigation into Trump and the bank, along with Adam Schiff. In January of 2017, the bank was ordered to pay a $630 million fine for their involvement in Russian money laundering.
Harwood next asked Waters if she believed Trump was corrupt. The congresswoman replied:
“I believe that this is a problematic president who has proven that he has taken advantage of others in the past. I know that he was fined and I do know that the attorney general of New York made him reimburse at least $25,000,000. We know a lot about the history of this president and it doesn’t look good.”
Finally, Waters was asked if the multiple investigations of Trump would eventually lead to his impeachment. She succinctly answered, “Absolutely.”