Dem Rep. Green calls for Trump impeachment on House floor
- Author: Larry Hoffman May 23, 2017,
May 23, 2017, 12:47
At the other end of the pro-Trump spectrum, the fringe site Infowars informed readers that "Impeachment of Trump Could Lead to Mass Riots This Summer".
Al Green today said: 'No one is above the law and that includes the President of the United States of America'. You can weigh in at ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.com. It is perspicuous. It is easy to understand.
In an echo of Richard Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre in 1973, President Trump abruptly fires FBI Director James Comey. They eventually impeached him for attempting to replace his secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, without congressional permission, a contravention of the Tenure of Office Act, which stated that the president couldn't relieve members of his Cabinet without consulting the Senate.
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Donald Trump, the most-unlikely and least-liked president in the history of the United States, had barely celebrated his first 100 days when calls for his impeachment started flying faster than Anthony Weiner dick pics at a Girl Scout cookout.
These acts, when combined, amount to intimidation and obstruction.
"President Trump is not above the law", Green stated in a press release on his website. Russian President Vladimir Putin said meanwhile that Moscow was willing to turn over transcript of Trump's meeting with his Lavrov to show that the U.S President did not discuss any secrets. It's time to take drastic, yet necessary action'. According to a memo written by Comey, the president asked him to close down the federal investigation into former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, and his alleged links with Russian Federation.
The bureau is also investigating whether any associates of Trump's cooperated with the Russian efforts.
From having Russians kicking it in The White House to passing classified secrets to said Russians to James Comey having receipts, Donald Trump is in the midst of deep struggle.
But then Vladimir Putin dismissed the ongoing scandal, saying it was 'political schizophrenia'. And by midweek, the progressive group MoveOn.org was texting members, urging them to ask their representatives to "start an independent investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice and begin impeachment if he did". Both were acquitted in the Senate. Clinton, of course, ultimately was impeached, though he survived trial and finished his presidency.
"If this were Hillary Clinton, impeachment articles would have been filed by now", Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told reporters on Tuesday. I stand for impeachment of the president.
Impeachment - which is like an indictment - would be the first step toward being booted from office.
When asked specifically about impeachment, many Democratic members, including Pelosi's number 2, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, have said it is too early to go that far.
If the House votes in a majority for impeachment, the case would then move to the Senate, which requires a higher bar of two-thirds majority to trigger removal.
But proving obstruction of justice is not an easy task, and neither is removing a president from office.
Though it is speculative and entirely dependent on each case, previous impeachments have taken around three to four months. One week later, the House adopted eleven articles of impeachment against the President.
While Clinton left office quite popular, he passed the taint of his Oval Office hanky-panky and his nationally-televised lies onto poor Al Gore, who never could figure out how to distance himself from the scandal while taking credit for the economic boom.