Lawmaker moves forward on effort to impeach Trump

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However, as to Obstruction of Justice and 18 USC ยง 1512 (b)(3), the evidence we have is sufficient to move forward now. Former FBI director James Comey, in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, claimed that Trump, in a private conversation with him at the Oval Office, asked him to let go of the Flynn case. "And the national interest requires that we do so". Those who remember the Watergate meltdown that Clapper referenced will recall that it led to a decision by the House Judiciary Committee to support articles of impeachment grounded in concerns regarding both obstruction of justice and abuses of power.

Rep. Al GreenAl GreenHouse Dem threatens to force vote on impeachment if Trump fires special counsel Mnuchin calls impeachment talks "biggest waste of time" House Democrats battle behind the scenes over impeachment MORE (D-Texas) said Tuesday that he will force a House floor vote to impeach President Trump if he fires the special counsel overseeing the FBI's investigation into his potential ties with the Russian government.

Most observers think that the testimony last week by fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey provides clear and compelling evidence of obstruction of justice by President Trump.

A White House spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.

"My concern is this: If we don't allow the discovery of and unwinding of all this so that people come to their own conclusions that there have been impeachable offenses, Republicans will just accuse Democrats of trying to rig the system: 'Couldn't win the election outright, so they want to manipulate the process, '" Schakowsky said.

Legal eagles are saying that Trump's firing of James Comey is grounds for impeachment. A motion to table would be the likely outcome of that, but it would constitute the first impeachment-related vote. From the sounds of it, Sherman is already preparing for the possibility that Vice President Mike Pence will take over for Trump as president. Having served with Mike Pence in the House for 12 years, I disagree with him on most issues of public policy.

He shared his article publicly through his Twitter account and said in a Monday statement that his office has shared it with all members of the House to seek support.

The U.S. Constitution states that the president must have engaged in and be convicted of treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors in order to be impeached.

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