‘Thumb on the scale’: Democrat says Trump tried to use Ukraine to sway 2020 election

Rep. Zoe Lofgren claimed President Trump’s actions were worse than Watergate because he “used a foreign power” to try to sway the 2020 election.

The California Democrat, who was on the staff of the House Judiciary Committee during President Richard Nixon’s impeachment, told ABC This Week, that Trump’s actions were more severe that Nixon’s because he involved foreign powers.

“Well, the Nixon case, he used presidential powers to influence improperly the election. He covered it up using the FBI, the CIA. He abused his power and was voted articles of impeachment as a consequence,” she explained. “In the case of President Trump, not only has he abused his power
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‘Thumb on the scale’: Democrat says Trump tried to use Ukraine to sway 2020 election

Rep. Zoe Lofgren claimed President Trump’s actions were worse than Watergate because he “used a foreign power” to try to sway the 2020 election.

The California Democrat, who was on the staff of the House Judiciary Committee during President Richard Nixon’s impeachment, told ABC This Week, that Trump’s actions were more severe that Nixon’s because he involved foreign powers.

“Well, the Nixon case, he used presidential powers to influence improperly the election. He covered it up using the FBI, the CIA. He abused his power and was voted articles of impeachment as a consequence,” she explained. “In the case of President Trump, not only has he abused his power
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