Lone congressman calls to impeach Trump on House Floor: Does it matter?


Statistics site 538 found that House Republicans are unlikely to support any impeachment effort based on a historical analysis of three scandals - the Watergate break-in, the Iran-Contra affair, as well as the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

The White House, which denies the contents of Comey's memo, has pointed to the testimony Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe gave before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week, saying "there has been no effort to impede our investigation to date".

A U.S. Representative from Texas has called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice.

But even before Comey's possible "paper trail" documenting President Trump's demands (which may or may not actually rise to the level of impeachable offense) came to light, his enemies were out in force.

Trump only earned a 40 percent approval rating in the poll, and a 54 percent disapproval rating, according to the report.

He also said former FBI Director James Comey could shed valuable details about his White House meeting with the president in February when Trump asked him to end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "And that is the person who reported about this conversation".

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The news came within a week of Trump's dismissal of Comey and a day after reports that Trump had shared classified information with Russian Federation. "Then the Senate can have a trial to determine the guilt or the innocence of the president". It was conducted after the Comey firing but before news broke of his memo or that Trump may have disclosed classified information from an ally to Russian Federation.

President Trump is not above the law. "We're 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". It's time to take drastic, yet necessary action'. And he is a member of the Democratic minority, which has little power to move ahead on investigations or to begin proceedings to remove the president from office. The American people don't participate on election day only.

The 25th Amendment, ratified in 1967 in the wake of the assassination of John F Kennedy, sets out both a plan of succession for the presidency and a complicated and daunting means of removing a president deemed incapacitated.

Green adds: 'If the president is not above the law he should be charged by way of impeachment by the US House of Representatives.Our country is in a state of crisis.

"Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that objective if not in session".