MSNBC’s Ari Melber pressed Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) Thursday on whether he thought it appropriate for President Donald Trump to ask a foreign power to announce an investigation of his domestic political opponents.
Meadows, who was appointed to Trump’s impeachment defense team, joined Melber for an extensive interview on the third day for Trump’s Senate impeachment trial over the Ukraine scandal. Melber began by asking Meadows if abuse of power is an impeachable offense. When Meadows replied, “there was no investigation, the aid was released,” the pair locked horns as Melber asked for an answer to his legal question.
“Let me finish!” Meadows exclaimed. He laid out his view that Trump’s actions don’t rise to bribery or treason and, therefore,