Maxine Waters says Trump should have been impeached 'for treason' as POTUS downplays Russia role in cyberattack

Trump has blamed China for the widespread hacks across government agencies and private businesses even as govt agencies believe it was more likely Russia

                            Maxine Waters says Trump should have been impeached 'for treason' as POTUS downplays Russia role in cyberattack
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Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters bemoaned Sunday that Congress had missed the opportunity to impeach President Donald J. Trump for treason and accused him of having ties to Russia, without evidence. "On my 3/2017 pinned tweet one can see [Paul] Manafort, [Michael] Flynn, [Roger] Stone, all of whom have been pardoned [and] more of them to come. They know the criminal [and] illegal relationship [between] Trump [and] Putin! They’re part of it! We missed our opportunity to impeach him for treason. [New York] can make up for it!" Waters wrote on Twitter.


"My tweets continue to reveal the dangers of Trump [and] his love of Putin! The Prez is LYING about China to protect Putin! Yes, Putin is responsible for the cyber attack!" she continued.


Waters' comments came after reports by the federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) that widespread hacks across government agencies and private businesses -- apparently linked to Russia -- may have gone undetected for up to nine months. The president said Saturday that China "may" have been responsible for a massive cyberattack on U.S. government systems. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, however, has said the attack was "pretty clearly" perpetrated by Russians.  

That said, Waters has been one of Trump's most vocal critics on the left. "Impeachment is not good enough for Trump. He needs to be imprisoned [and] placed in solitary confinement. But for now, impeachment is imperative," Waters tweeted in October 2019, after House Democrats impeached Trump over a "phonecall" with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. He was later acquitted by the Senate.


The 82-year-old California Democrat recently raged that the POTUS had 'lost his mind' as she mocked him for losing almost all legal challenges his campaign had made since Democratic rival Joe Biden was declared the president-elect. "Can’t wait for January 6th when the electoral votes from the 50 states will be sent to Congress," Waters tweeted this time, adding: "Trump, you LOST the popular vote, the ELECTORAL vote, & you’ve obviously lost your mind! What does it take for you to understand you’re a LOSER. PeriodT (as the millennials say)!" 


Last month, she said that the 'door is closed' on Trump's presidency and that he has 'no good values'. "I wish I could say I’m surprised at what he’s doing,” said Waters during an MSNBC appearance on November 23, adding: "This way that he is trying to make people believe that somehow he actually won the election, that the Democrats have all been a fraud, not counting the votes properly on and on."

Democrats' allegations that Trump sought help from Russia in the 2016 election remain nearly two years after Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report and cleared the administration of any wrongdoing. Biden, back in August, accused Trump of "hoping Vladimir Putin will once more boost his candidacy and cover his horrific failures to lead our country through the multiple crises we are facing."

"And he does not want the American people to know the steps Vladimir Putin is taking to help Trump get re-elected," the former veep said in a statement at the time.

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