Orange County Congressman Lou Correa advised MSNBC this afternoon that federal lawmakers should prioritize understanding the intracies of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election before aiming to impeach President Donald Trump.
Correa, a member of the U.S. House of Representative’s judiciary committee, told that cable network’s Chris Matthews his constitutents are divided over which angle to pursue, but he believes the public should first learn “what are the facts” about efforts by Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to land his favored Trump in the White House.
The two-term, conservative Anaheim Democrat said, “The key is: What to do with a foreign power interferring with an American election?”
He also called Robert Mueller’s special counsel report the “road map” for voters contemplating how to make “and informed decision” in the 2020 presidential election.
While 61-year-old Correa says the president is entitled to “due process” rights on claims he obstructed justice to prevent a thorough, independent probe of his conduct related to Putin and Russia, the former state assemblyman and Orange County supervisor is anxious to hear future testimony from both Attorney General William Barr and Mueller on the topic.
Two years into Trump’s presidency, historically ultra-conservative Orange County voted against every single Republican congressional candidate, including longtime loony incumbent Dana Rohrabacher, in 2018.
Ronald Reagan, who often praised this region as the backbone of the nation’s right-wing enthusiasm, must have rolled over in his grave.
Embarrassed, local Republicans are working feverishly behind the scenes to regain most, if not all, of those seats in next year’s election.
CNN-featured investigative reporter R. Scott Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club; been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists; earned six dozen other reporting awards; obtained one of the last exclusive prison interviews with Charles Manson disciple Susan Atkins; featured in Jeffrey Toobin’s The Best American Crime Reporting; and hailed by two New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing entrenched Southern California law enforcement corruption.