Harris added that Trump “undercut the American intelligence community” in its efforts to deal with North Korea and the American student, Otto F. Warmbier, who was tortured and killed. On her list, she also referenced the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi dissident and journalist who wrote for the Washington Post, stating that Trump “prefers to take the word of Saudi Prince over the word of the American intelligence community” while adding he also prefers “taking the word of the Russian President over the word of the American intelligence community when it came to the interference in the 2016 election.”
“He had a national security adviser who secretly worked as a foreign lobbyist and, of course, that was Flynn,” Harris continued referring to Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser. “He consistently props up murderous dictators, and again that would be Kim Jong Un, it would be the President of Russia. He has obstructed justice in the investigation into his presidential campaign. And we know that because the Mueller report tells us so — and gives us 10 examples of just that. He has violated federal law by directing his lawyer to pay $280,000 in hush money to cover up two apparent extramarital affairs — of course that’s the Stormy Daniels case.” Trump has denied having affairs with Daniels and Karen McDougal.
She wrapped up the litany of what she views as impeachable offenses by Trump by stating that the President believes he is “above the law,” beyond reproach, “beyond accountability and consequences.”
“It is time that Donald Trump be held accountable for his behaviors that have been essentially against the best interest of the American people and against the best interest of America’s democracy,” she said.