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No change in Reed’s stance on impeachment

Nothing has transpired over the past week to convince Rep. Tom Reed that the actions of President Trump and his dealings with Ukraine have reached the level of an impeachable offense.

“Impeachment is reserved for high crimes or crimes such as treason, such as bribery,” he said in a conference call with reporters earlier this week. “I just don’t see impeachable-level offenses in the evidence.”

He said that impeachment “is not a tool under the Constitution to be flippantly put out there. I just don’t see high crimes (and misdemeanors), I just don’t see treason.”

In a phone call, Trump prodded Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy for an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, while Trump’s administration delayed the release of military aid to help Ukraine fight Russia-backed separatists.

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