Congressman introduces articles of impeachment against President Trump

Brad Sherman

Brad Sherman

In order for it to occur, a majority in the House must vote for at least one more article of impeachment. The article accuses Trump of tinkering with the FBI's investigations into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Comey was leading an investigation into alleged Russian election meddling and potential collusion by the Trump campaign. Back in May, Politico detailed just how cautious Democratic leaders have been about this subject, even as a few members continue to raise it.

Impeachment is referred to in the USA constitution as: 'The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors'.

"Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. indicate that Trump's campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russia", Sherman said. In fact, he was the first member of Congress to officially call for Trump's impeachment on the House floor in May.

While some may be excited to see the articles of impeachment flaunted around, the possibility of the motion passing in a GOP-controlled Congress is nil. Sherman announced plans to file the articles in June, saying Trump obstructed justice in the Russian Federation investigation. Proceedings would then move to the Senate, which would have to convict Trump by a two-thirds margin to remove him from office.

Donald Trump Jr. met a year ago with a Russian lawyer, an encounter set up by an acquaintance who claimed Natalia Veselnitskaya could provide the Trump campaign with damaging information about Clinton.

Second, and more likely, filing Articles of Impeachment is the first step on a very long road. Only two president have ever been impeached: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. As for what's next, Sherman said he will now begin trying to "force the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on Obstruction of Justice and Russian interference in our election".

Sherman in a statement said Trump's apparent effort to quash a probe into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation and an investigation of a senior aide amounted to obstruction of justice.

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