Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Congressman calls for impeachment of President Trump


"President Trump is not above the law", said Green in a statement. Only the U.S. Senate can do this after a trial. Green said other acts by the president, including the president's tweet that said "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press", merit an impeachment charge. His speech on the House Floor came as a group of Democrats distanced themselves from calls for impeachment.

Despite reaching an all-time high of 33¢ yesterday - implying a 33% probability of the president being impeached - at the time of writing, the price for a "yes" share is 22¢.

Meanwhile, on the same day, US Congressman Justin Amash became the first Republican who raised the issue of the potential impeachment of the US president in his interview with The Hill newspaper. "He has committed an impeachable act and must be charged". The House of Representatives can not find the President guilty of anything.

"It can not be perceived as an effort to nullify the election by other means", he said.

If true, it could mean devastating consequences for the president, said Gergen, who served under Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, both of whom faced the impeachment process. Neither was convicted in the Senate.

Republican lawmakers have also shown signs of growing impatience with the Trump administration as pressure intensifies, woth some of them backing calls for a special prosecutor to intervene in the Russian Federation investigation.

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No newly authorised aid had been delivered yet, Hassan said, but he added that "I believe this support will arrive soon". These are terrorist organizations. "They can solve their problems in their own country", he said in reference to Turkey.

"If such a scenario takes shape, a significant part of the [Republican] party members may endorse the impeachment of the USA president", Garbuzov remarked, referring to deep divisions within the Republican Party.

"We are at a very significant moment in this country's history", Cummings said. Only 42 percent of Americans approve of Trump, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday. Trump has separately defended his firing of Comey and his sharing of information with Russian officials.

So far, only one GOP representative has publicly said that impeachment may be an option.

Green, who represents Houston, is the first member of Congress to formally call for an impeachment, but Maxine Waters (D-CA) was the first representative to say that Trump should be impeached via Twitter back in March.

"I was in the Nixon administration, as you know, and I thought after watching the Clinton impeachment I'd never see another one", Gergen told host Anderson Cooper.

When asked if he trusted Comey's word over Trump's, he replied: "I think it's pretty clear I have more confidence in Director Comey".

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