US Congressman Ted Lieu said in an interview on Thursday that US President Donald Trump should be impeached if he pardons former campaign manager Paul Manafort.
"I believe pardoning Paul Manafort would be grounds for impeachment," Lieu told CNN on Thursday. "Whether Republicans would act on that, I don’t think they would."
Rep. Lieu: If the President pardoned Paul Manafort it “would be grounds for impeachment….” I don’t think Republicans would act on that which is why this November “voters across America have a chance to change the makeup of Congress” https://t.co/ar88ZglVQS pic.twitter.com/prTRoewni5— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) 16 августа 2018 г.
Last week, Richard Gates, a key witness in former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's case, admitted in court that he was involved in criminal activity and committed crimes with the defendant, NBC News reported.
Gates also worked on the Trump campaign with Manafort and faces many of the same charges as Manafort for allegations of lobbying on behalf of the Ukrainian government without registering as a foreign agent.
In early August, Donald Trump said that he didn't know who had been treated worse, mob boss Al Capone or his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Trump also emphasized that his former campaign manager Paul Manafort had worked for him only for a short period of time.