Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment on House floor

Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment on House floor

Green said Wednesday that he hasn't introduced the articles of impeachment that would jumpstart the process. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., Mark Pocan, D-Wis., Jared Huffman, D-Calif., and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, who warned constituents at a town hall that if Trump were successfully impeached, "the problems don't go away", because then "you have a Vice President Pence who becomes President Pence".

The Trump administration has been a focal point for scandal, but most calls for impeachment or suggestion that an investigation be started revolve around potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Trump's apparent confirmation of reports he shared classified intelligence about terrorism with Russian diplomats. The White House also strongly denied the claims in the Times.

Initiating impeachment proceedings is reserved for the gravest abuses of power, including treason, bribery and the more open-to-interpretation offence of "high crimes and misdemeanours".

The Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday asked Comey to appear before the panel in both open and closed sessions. Mr. Speaker, we are talking about a president who fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was investigating the president for his connections to Russian involvement in the president's election. He dismissed outrage over Trump's disclosures as US politicians whipping up "anti-Russian sentiment". "We are not going to allow this to cause us to deviate from what we believe to be the right thing to do and that is to proceed with the impeachment of President Trump". But the swirling questions about his conduct were clearly on his mind when he told graduates at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in CT that "no politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly". "But everybody gets a fair trial in this country", he added. But I've never suggested that they are impeachable. If the facts lead Congress toward impeachment, Democrats want to make sure all of the evidence is lined up, and, well, unimpeachable. "And the more righteous your fight, the more opposition that you will face".

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News broke Tuesday that Trump in February asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn - a request critics have called obstruction of justice.

But Ryan defended the White House questions about why it took Comey's dismissal to learn about the record of the conversations.

The person who described the Comey memo to the AP was not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

CNN later corroborated the Times' report.

Senior Democrats say it is too early to call for impeachment, and that the facts of the case must first be established.

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Flynn was forced to resign after he "inadvertently briefed the Vice President-elect and others with incomplete information regarding his phone calls with the Russian Ambassador, " he wrote in his resignation letter.

"So, from my point of view, this is of enormous effect for 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. "Memos, transcripts, tapes - the list keeps getting longer", he said.

The Republican leader faces allegations he asked his FBI director James Comey to halt a probe of a senior former advisor, and dismissed Comey in a bid to curb an investigation into his campaign team's possible collusion with Russian Federation.

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