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Trump responds to California billionaire calling for impeachment

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is responding to a California billionaire who has vowed to spend at least $10 million in advertising calling for the president's impeachment.

Mr. Trump is using Twitter to call Tom Steyer "wacky & totally unhinged." He says Steyer "has been fighting me and my Make America Great Again agenda from the beginning," adding the billionaire environmentalist "never wins elections!"

Steyer recently launched the advertising, which has been running on Fox News and other national outlets, arguing that Mr. Trump should be ousted from office. Steyer contends Mr. Trump is pushing the U.S. toward a nuclear war, is obstructing justice at the FBI and threatening to shut down news organizations he doesn't like.

Steyer wants viewers to call their members of Congress and tell them to bring articles of impeachment.

Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Massachusetts, spoke to CBS News' The Takeout podcast in an interview released Friday. He said it's too early to say whether the president should be impeached. 

"Look, when you start talking about the impeachment – the early removal of power of the president of the United States – it behooves the American public – or our government – to make sure that this isn't something that's going to be taken lightly," Kennedy said. "You want to have the process play out before you call somebody guilty or innocent."

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