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Democrat Brought Up Stormy Daniels to Make a Point About Republican Impeachment Hypocrisy and They Were So Not OK With It

Democrat Brought Up Stormy Daniels to Make a Point About Republican Impeachment Hypocrisy and They Were So Not OK With It
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Representatives on the House Judiciary Committee debated the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday. The proceedings unsurprisingly led to some spirited debate.

One notable moment came when Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) brought up Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress whom Trump paid to keep quiet about an affair the two had when she threatened to go public with it ahead of the 2016 election.


Lofgren reminded her Republican colleagues that former President Bill Clinton was impeached for "lying about sex."

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Lofgren said:

"[W]e could put Stormy Daniels' case ahead of us. We don't believe that's a high crime and misdemeanor, and it's not before us, and it should not be before us because it's not an abuse of presidential power."

While Trump did repeatedly lie about the affair, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) pointed out that Clinton lied about sex under oath to a grand jury:

"The important thing is that Bill Clinton lied to a grand jury. That is a crime. The articles of impeachment that passed the House accused Bill Clinton of lying to a grand jury, a crime and something that obstructs the ability of the court to get to the truth. This is not what is happening here. Big difference."

With the exception of written answers to Special Counsel Robert Mueller during the Russia investigation (in which there is evidence he lied), Trump hasn't testified under oath, let alone before Congress.

While Sensenbrenner was technically correct, people still loved the point made by Lofgren.









Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, currently sits in prison for campaign finance violations in his payments to Daniels, which he testified were ordered by Trump himself.

Lofgren is the only congressperson to have been present for three impeachments, having been a congressional staffer during the Nixon impeachment.

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