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Maxine Waters: Trump ‘needs to be imprisoned & placed in solitary confinement’

'Impeachment is not good enough for Trump.'

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One of the first House Democrats to openly call for President Donald Trump's impeachment now says it's not good enough and would rather see him locked up all by himself instead.

In a Tuesday afternoon tweet, Rep Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said that she had had enough of the president's "filthy talk of whistleblowers being spies & using mob language implying they should be killed."

"Impeachment is not good enough for Trump," said Waters, who started calling for Trump's impeachment shortly after his inauguration. "He needs to be imprisoned & placed in solitary confinement. But for now, impeachment is the imperative."

President Trump has been the subject of emboldened calls for his impeachment from Washington Democrats in the wake of the controversy over a whistleblower from the intelligence community's report about a late July phone call between the U.S. president and the president of Ukraine.

In the wake of the controversy and impeachment push from House Democrats last week, President Trump remarked that those who fed the information to the whistleblower were "close to a spy" and "You know what we used to do in the old days, when we were smart, right? The spies and treason? We used to handle it a little differently than we do now."

In a Monday tweet, President Trump publicly asked if House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) should be arrested for treason for giving a "FAKE & terrible" version of the Ukraine phone call at a hearing last week. On Tuesday, he tweeted about Schiff again, asking why Schiff isn't "being brought up on charges for fraudulently making up a statement and reading it to Congress as if this statement, which was very dishonest and bad for me, was directly made by the President of the United States?"

Schiff has defended his fictionalized version of the call transcript by saying it "was meant to be, at least part, in parody."

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