Santorum warns Trump on impeachment: This can't continue

"I'm not afraid of the I-word", Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley said at a press conference earlier this week.

The New York Times was the first to report on a February memo by Comey that suggested Trump asked him to lay off Flynn.

Gergen, who advised two US Presidents who faced impeachment processes - Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton - says it appears Donald Trump was intentionally trying to influence the direction of the FBI's probe into Flynn.

The growing crisis comes as President Trump prepares to fly overseas Friday for his first global trip in what is being billed as a chance to redeem his floundering administration. He has committed an impeachable act and must be charged. To do otherwise would cause some Americans to lose respect for, and obedience to, our societal norms.

The White House has denied President Trump shared classified information and Trump tweeted he had the "absolute right" to discuss terrorism-related issues with Russian Federation.

"Whether he is guilty is a separate action for the U.S. Senate to decide", Green added.

Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas gave an impassioned speech on the House Floor supporting impeaching the President. There is a belief in this country that no one is above the law.

On the odds-making site PredictIt.com, the chances of Trump still being president at the end of the year have fallen from 87 percent to 69 percent just in the past week.

USA presidents often face talks of impeachment from their opponents, but such threats are nearly always empty. Second, removal from office requires a vote of two-thirds of the Senate, and Republicans still broadly support him.

Kucinich, who called for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney over the decision to go to war in Iraq, told Fox News that this is only an option "after exhausting a number of other options".

Second, the president would face trial in the Senate. The president has said Russian spies did not meddle in the election, though America's intelligence agencies say they did, and that there was no collusion between his advisers and the Russians.

· The President acknowledged he considered the investigation when he fired the F.B.I. However, an investigation that ostensibly showed malfeasance on behalf of the president makes it non-partisan issue.

Republicans - who have slow-walked investigations in the House and Senate, defended Trump at every turn, and been unable to muster any response stronger than to say they are "troubled" by such stories - have nothing to say.

The second-most-senior ranking Democrat in the Senate, Senator Richard Durbin, said of fellow Democrats, "they wanted the president gone on November the 10th of past year..."

  • Larry Hoffman