Carl Bernstein calls for investigation into Trump “This is really the smoking gun of a pervasively criminal presidency”

Appearing on CNN, Carl Bernstein called for Congress to investigate President Trump over the NY Times report on his tax returns.

“This is really the smoking gun of a pervasively criminal presidency,” Bernstein argued. “We have a president of the United States who is a grifter. His family are grifters, and this is the evidence it but more grievous and grotesque are the implications of The New York Times report.”

Later in the interview Bernstein stated “it’s time that the Congress of the United States, even at this late moment, not just the voters, take a look at the national security implications of this. And even if he leaves office, we still have the problem of a president of the United States with all that national security information who is compromised. That’s the problem. He is compromised to foreign entities, these reports, and these tax returns certainly indicate. Let him show us how he’s not compromised if that’s the case.”