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Bid to impeach Donald Trump launched

President Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow President Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow
Manon Joubert | 14 Juillet, 2017, 00:14

Brad Sherman of California and Al Green of Texas issued a statement claiming the president obstructed justice by interfering with the federal investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential election.

The House of Representatives needs to pass the article of impeachment against President Trump by majority vote for it to move forward. His firing of former FBI Director James Comey was one of the most controversial decisions and considered to be an #Obstruction Of Justice. In his statement, Sherman described Trump as "America's amateur president", who demonstrates "ignorance accompanied by a refusal to learn". Comey was asked to cease his probe of Flynn. "We're no longer surprised by any action, no matter how far below the dignity of the office-and no matter how dangerous to the country".

"The Constitution does not provide for the removal of a President for impulsive, ignorant incompetence", he wrote. "It does provide for the removal of a President for high crimes and misdemeanours".

A committee will investigate the accusations of misconduct.

"Look, this is unlikely to happen", Sherman said.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Democratic leaders have distanced themselves from efforts to impeach Mr Trump, believing it serves only to energise the president's supporters. In the event of conviction, the president is automatically impeached. He said the meeting "went nowhere" and he never told his father as there was "nothing to tell".

"Having worked in a White House that was under the thumb of the special counsel for several years, they have no idea", Stephanopoulos said. Introducing Articles of Impeachment will have two possible outcomes.

However, in case you are wondering that who will be next 'POTUS', hold your horses.

Issues likely to be discussed include the ongoing conflict in Syria, the threat posed by North Korea and climate change. "It's not about Republicans, it's about the republic". It makes everything taste better. Others say it is smarter to allow the dust to settle on the Comey situation.

He also expressed hope that the filing could shock the White House into better behaviour, seeing "incompetency replaced by care".

A San Fernando Valley lawmaker Wednesday introduced an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for what he described as obstruction of justice.

Richard Nixon likely would've been removed from office if he hadn't resigned as he faced impeachment in relation to the Watergate scandal.

Did we all exhale?