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WASHINGTON — Indiana Senator Mike Braun says he’s not seeing enough evidence to remove President Trump from office. 

“The quid pro quo seems to be an interpretation and not to where there actually was one,” Braun said. “I think that makes a difference.”

Like many other Republicans, Braun says he’s suspicious of the integrity of the impeachment probe. He says Democrats have been talking about impeachment since the 2016 election, without any probable cause.  

Braun expects the impeachment inquiry will come under intense scrutiny going forward. 

“How did it get started? What was the motivation? Was the process good,” Braun rhetorically asked. “It runs into a lot of discussion here going forward, regardless of what they do in the house.”

If impeachment indictments make it to the Senate, Braun says Republicans are unlikely to vote for removing Trump.  

The Senator says based on the transcript of the Ukraine call and the depositions Democrats have released, there isn’t clear proof of abuse of office. However, Braun does say there may have been a quid pro quo with Hunter Biden and an energy company in Ukraine. 

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