A group of 17 former Justice Department special prosecutors who investigated the Watergate scandal said Thursday that they believe President has committed multiple impeachable offenses, drawing clear parallels between Trump’s behavior and that of the late President Richard Nixon.

In a , the group wrote that there is already “compelling” evidence that Trump’s actions warrant impeachment. They pointed to public statements made by the president and the  with the leader of Ukraine, both of which are driving the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry.

“The Constitution establishes impeachment as the proper mechanism for addressing these abuses; therefore, the House should proceed with the impeachment process, fairly, openly and promptly,” the group wrote. “The president’s refusal to cooperate in confirming (or disputing) the

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