Rep. Swalwell Admits Democrats Impeachment Effort Is Political And They Have No First-Hand Evidence

CHRIS WALLACE: You talk about Watergate. You know, you had John Dean. You had first-hand witnesses in the Oval Office, John Dean, Haldeman, Ehrlichman, John Mitchell. You don’t have any of that.

REP. SWALWELL: We don’t have as many courageous men in the White House like them right now, but we do have a lot of the President’s appointees who have come forward. People like Fiona Hill, people like Ambassador Sondland, Mr. Holmes, Marie Yovanovitch.

WALLACE: Most of them never talk to the President. Here’s the argument. You guys say that the President used his political powers, used his office for his political benefit in what he is asking Ukraine to do. Aren’t you, in a sense, doing the same thing? Using your power on one of the most important things, impeachment, for your political benefit which is, “Well, we can’t really wait, we got to get this before Iowa?”

REP. SWALWELL: We have powerful evidence already.