Fox Business anchor: House impeachment inquiry of Trump is “an abuse of power”

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Citation From the October 16 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered

HARRIS FAULKNER (CO-HOST): So you know what, Dagen, though? They have underestimated the power of somebody who just likes to fight. President Trump, I mean, look at the rallies that he's given recently. He is a guy who likes to have the grit to push against something. So in a way, Democrats have created a situation that may in fact bolster him, at least in the short term, politically. 

DAGEN MCDOWELL (CO-HOST): And backfire on the Democrats because you have tens of millions of Americans, not just Trump voters, who see a woman and a bunch of Democrats in the House trampling on democratic norms. This is not the norm. And if we're going to call it an impeachment proceeding, which it's not, formally, then I'm also going to call it an abuse of power, which it clearly is. And one other thing, the Democrats have actually been talking about using little-known congressional powers to detain, arrest, or fine recalcitrant witnesses to push impeachment quickly.

FAULKNER: What does that mean?

MCDOWELL: It means arresting people, putting them in the clink at the --

ED HENRY (FOX NEWS CHIEF NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT): Hold them in contempt, yeah. And guess what? They said they were going to do that to Bill Barr months ago, and they never did.