“We can not allow this to go unchecked-the president is not above the law, it is time for the American people to weigh in”. That feels more like it.
“It’s clear that his governing agenda is being sidelined because of the unremitting chaos, the unrelenting chaos that is a fundamental part of Donald Trump and, therefore, a fundamental part of the Trump presidency”, said former George W. Bush speechwriter Peter Wehner. Even more wish Barack Obama was still in office. Every minute is painful.
Republican Representative Steve Womack said it was important for committees investigating the Russian Federation matter to move forward expeditiously to both ensure that the public gets answers and to clear the way for Congress to move on to other issues. I’ve changed my mind.
Comey was in charge of the investigation into whether members of Trump’s campaign conspired with Russian Federation and possibly interfered with the 2017 presidential election.
If the committee votes to impeach, they prepare a report for the full House, which then debates and votes on the articles.
“President Trump is not above the law”, Green said.
Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, late Tuesday sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation requesting all documents pertaining to communications between Trump and Comey following the New York Times report that Comey has memos detailing his conversations with the president.
But impeachment rumors began to swirl nonetheless after the existence of Comey’s memo on Trump’s alleged request became public. As liberal law professor Jonathan Turley opines in The Hill, “Some commentators seem to be alleging criminal conduct in office or calling for impeachment before Trump completed the words of his inaugural oath of office”.
In short, I believe the Republicans are going to decide that they can not keep sitting on their hands, making up excuses for Trump while watching their moment for remaking America slip by.
Those are very high grounds that would be needed in order for impeachment to actually happen as those are the only reasons that a President can be removed from office.
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.
Widely respected presidential adviser David Gergen, who has worked with presidential administrations longer than I’ve been alive, including that of Richard Nixon, said Trump has entered “impeachment territory.” In the case of that event, the majority of the House would have to vote to impeach President Trump, while a two-thirds majority of the Senate would have to vote to convict him.
Green laid out the case for impeachment earlier this week, pointing to Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey, his subsequent warning that “James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations”, and his acknowledgement that he had the Russian Federation investigation on his mind when making the firing decision.
Where we are now, simply, is different than where we were just one week ago.
Mr Clinton was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice.
Several Democratic lawmakers, questioned and sometimes egged on by the liberal media, said if the so-called Comey Memos exist and are authentic, then it would constitute a “textbook definition of obstruction of justice”, a charge that could lead to impeachment proceedings. Comey’s notes, and maybe even Trump’s mysterious tapes that he has alluded to, should be able to verify all of this.