Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

US Congressmen want Trump impeached for 'obstruction of justice'


Global bettors are ramping up wagers in online markets over whether Donald Trump will serve out a full term as U.S. president in the wake of the controversies surrounding his dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.

Top Democrats said they don't have almost enough facts at this point to say whether or not Trump should be impeached and a number of Republicans continuing to drag their feet on the investigation. No Republicans have publicly voiced support for impeaching Trump.

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Two Democrats in the House of Representatives, Maxine Waters and Al Green, have called for articles of impeachment to be drawn up, but most lawmakers are holding fire, fearing it could transform the process into a purely partisan exercise.

The congressman held a press conference earlier in the week saying he believes there were three acts committed by the president that merit impeachment. "I understand there are a lot of people who have been enthusiastic for impeachment since the day the President was sworn into office, but we've got to be pretty sober-minded about moving through our constitutional obligation given the stakes". But despite the Mueller announcement, the noise grew louder after news that ousted FBI Director James B. Comey took notes of his conversation with Trump, during which the president asked Comey to drop the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to Comey's associates. And only after collecting all facts can he make a reasoned decision about the path forward.

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

The White House is scrambling to contain the fallout from Trump's unexpected firing of Comey last week. The Senate Intelligence Committee the Senate Judiciary Committee are considering requesting copies of the memos as well as testimony from Comey. That is the only firsthand fact I have at the present time.

"If you are talking about impeachment, you are talking about, 'What are the facts?' " she said. "There is a belief in this country that no one is above the law, and that includes the president of the United States of America". "This is a participatory democracy", he said.

"The real story here is, there's a weasel here", Risch told Yang. And the 25th Amendment gives it the power to remove a president who is deemed by the vice president and Cabinet officials to be "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office". They betrayed their own country. They betrayed their families and their neighbors. "It's unfortunate we can't get that person identified". On Wednesday, after a meeting of the House GOP Conference, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) raced up the stairs of the Cannon House Office Building, fielding questions from a stubborn pack of reporters.

Now, after yesterday's revelation that Trump asked ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to stop investigating connections between his campaign and Russian Federation, a growing number of politicians on Capitol Hill are calling for impeachment for obstruction of justice.

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