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Second District Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Markwayne Mullin said Tuesday he wants the first of former President Donald Trump’s two impeachments “expunged.”

Mullin is one of four Republicans vying for the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe. All four have sought to tie themselves to Trump and perhaps win his favor or even endorsement. His claim that Trump has been vindicated from his first impeachment charges came less than 24 hours after a Washington, D.C., federal judge said Trump “more likely than not” committed crimes related to the former president’s second impeachment.

Trump’s first impeachment involved charges of corruption and obstruction stemming from a 2019 telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. During the call, Trump said his administration had been “very, very good” to Ukraine, and told Zelenzkyy “I would like you to do us a favor.”

Democrats and a few Republicans said the call sounded like a…

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