Congressman calls for impeachment on floor of Congress

Only if signs become clear that the Republican voters are abandoning the Party due to his manners and policies, the GOP has to think of taking some action.

In June 1972, several burglars had been caught for breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building in Washington, D.C. The criminals were connected to Nixon's reelection campaign and were caught while attempting to wire trap phones and steal classified documents.

Comey reportedly intended the trail to document what he saw as Trump's improper influence on the investigation.

"Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media", he said.

"We're in impeachment territory now", declared David Gergen, the presidential counselor who should know a thing or two about the subject; he advised both a Republican (Richard Nixon) and Democrat (Bill Clinton), who dealt with impeachment in their respective second terms. At least if the goal is to protect democracy in the United States. "It's not about our political parties, or our political future".

The House of Representatives voted to impeach Bill Clinton, the 42nd president, on December 19, 1998 after he denied having sexual relations with Monica Lewsinky in front of a grand jury.

The president ignored shouted questions from reporters Wednesday as he left the White House to address a graduation ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in CT, where a complaint about media coverage was his only reference to the controversy swirling around him.

In fact, Congressman El Green from Texas on Wednesday became the first U.S. lawmaker to demand the impeachment of Trump from the House floor.

And there are certainly Democrats who do not feel constrained.

Some, such as California Rep. Maxine Waters, have explicitly called for impeaching the President.

And Hensarling said, "I disagree with partisan suggestions that we should somehow skip the investigation and just move on to punitive measures".

He sited events like Trump warning North Korea that an "armada" of navy ships were advancing towards them, when in fact the navy fleet was heading in the opposite direction.

It sounds an bad lot like the words that are in fact coming from the mouths of lawmakers.

Barely four months after his assumption, US President Donald Trump is facing mounting calls for his impeachment, with a petition launched by a MA lawyer asking the US Congress to start impeachment proceedings already breaching one million signatures.

The fact that it's travelled in just one week from the realm of liberal bar-room fantasizing to open discussion in the hallways of Congress indicates the degree of turmoil caused to Trump's presidency in just a few days.

But that doesn't necessarily make the tactic cynical.

"We are at a very significant moment in this country's history", Cummings said. [Image by Win McNamee/Getty Images] "This issue [Trump-Russia alleged collusion claims] is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, but impeachment risk seems low", the bank said.

There is a precedent for a take-it-slow approach. As Rush Limbaugh often says, when it comes to Republicans in the White House, it's the "seriousness of the charge", not the actual evidence, that gets Democrats banging the drums of impeachment. The rank-and-file are none too happy about the Trump administration's pot shots against them and, of course, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has an all-to-well known history of not taking kindly to politicians and others who challenge them. "Until that's taken off the table completely, it's hard to see how that doesn't motivate the backlash". I have said on previous occasions, and do now say again, the President should be impeached.

Sorry President Trump, but Al Green does not want to stay together. We now have an independent counsel.

As Noah Feldman wrote in Bloomberg, "But a Democratic House would have more than enough material now to start the impeachment process - including the revelation of the request to Comey. It is damaging to the effort to secure these independent investigations", the aide said.

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