“I believe that it’s inappropriate … absolutely,” said Ruddy, who frequently speaks to the president. “We should not be asking foreign governments to be involved in any political campaign or anything related to a political campaign.” He called the president’s call “a mistake.”

Yet Ruddy also said he does not believe Trump’s conversation was an impeachable offense.

“I do believe that as the chief law enforcement officer in the nation, he [Trump] can make a request like that,” Ruddy said. “I also believe it’s not a criminal act. … And I don’t think it’s an impeachable act.”