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After latest Russia revelation, Senate Republicans more likely to back impeachment

Over the weekend, news broke that the FBI has been investigating President Donald Trump for not only colluding and collaborating with Russia, but of being a knowing and willing agent of the Russian government.

The New York Times reported that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation of Donald Trump and the Washington Post reported that Trump concealed his conversations with Russia President Vladimir Putin.

On Monday, conservative columnist Bret Stephens of The New York Times explained how this recent news may make it easier for Republican lawmakers to turn on Trump and back future impeachment proceedings to MSNBC’s “Meet the Press Daily” anchor Katy Tur.

Tur asked Stephens if impeachment “is a more realistic possibility today” than before the bombshell reports.

“Impeachment is always a political question, but yeah,” Stephens replied.

“The evidence has mounted now on the core issue that matters to actually a critical mass of Republicans, which is the Russia question,” he explained. “It is not about finance violations or Stormy Daniels or any of those stories, is the president actually in some way colluding advertently or inadvertently with a foreign adversary.

“So that makes it much more likely, in fact, it makes it more likely that you will find Senate Republicans taking it seriously, too,” he added.

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