Klobuchar on Trump’s ask to Ukraine: ‘This is the global version of Watergate’

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By Justine Coleman – 11/24/19 10:44 AM EST

Klobuchar on Trump's ask to Ukraine: 'This is the global version of Watergate'

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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharSunday Talk Shows: After two weeks of testimony, lawmakers look to next steps of impeachment proceedings Impeachment trial throws curveball into 2020 race The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Presented by Johnson & Johnson — Trump calls into ‘Fox & Friends,’ talks impeachment MORE (D-Minn.) called the controversy at the center of the impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpJane Fonda says she feels ‘sad’ for Trump Bloomberg vows not to take campaign donations, presidential salary Biden reveals four women he could pick as his running mate MORE “the global version of Watergate.”

The presidential candidate told George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosLawmakers spar over upcoming Sondland testimony GOP rep on impeachment: ‘I think the evidence is crumbling’ Senate Republicans can acquit Trump — but they cannot defend his conduct MORE on ABC’s “This Week” that she has seen enough evidence in the inquiry so far to take the president to trial in the Senate.

“I made this very clear that I think this is an impeachable offense,” she said.

The Minnesota senator compared Trump’s ask to the Ukrainian president for information on political opponent former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden reveals four women he could pick as his running mate Giuliani defends ‘insurance’ comment, saying he has a safe full of evidence on Bidens Sunday Talk Shows: After two weeks of testimony, lawmakers look to next steps of impeachment proceedings MORE to Nixon’s actions during the Watergate controversy, saying people “can’t just close your eyes to this.”

“When you think back to Watergate, they didn’t close their eyes when a paranoid president, who was up for election and looking for dirt on a political opponent, got involved with having people break into an office and steal information on their opponents from a filing cabinet,” Klobuchar told Stephanopoulos.

“Well, this is the global version of Watergate where a president is trying to get dirt on a political opponent from a world leader,” she added.

Klobuchar’s interview came after a second week of public impeachment testimony, during which several former and current Trump officials testified in front of House investigators.

The House launched the impeachment inquiry into the president after a whistleblower reported Trump asked the Ukrainian president to look into Biden, days after withholding military aid to the country.

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