USA billionaire launches campaign to impeach Trump

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Tom Steyer, a billionaire investor and Democratic donor, has launched a TV ad campaign to impeach President Trump.

In a one-minute-long video ad posted on Youtube, Steyer calmly listed the reasons why the president should be impeached, including "brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed justice at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, taken money from foreign governments and threatened to shut down news organisations that reported the truth", Xinhua reported.

Steyer's latest letter, obtained by The Hill, comes a week after he penned letters to Democratic congressional offices and Democrats' House and Senate campaign committee, demanding that they support impeaching the president if the party regains control of Congress in 2018.

Allegedly, the President of the United States Constitution and threatens lives. "This president has clearly already exceeded these standards".

"A Republican Congress once impeached a president for far less".

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Other Democrats believe impeachment efforts are ill-advised because they will fail and could energize Republicans.

Whenever a political advocacy campaign pops, it's wise to look at who's funding it, and it's no surprise to see Steyer putting his money behind an effort like this.

The campaign is a bid by Steyer - who has not ruled out a run for office himself - to "demand that elected officials take a stand" on an issue Democratic leaders have so far largely avoided.

In the first TV spot, which debuted Thursday, Steyer charges Trump with taking the U.S.

The ads were not paid through Steyer's political arm, NextGen Climate. And while he doesn't expect to have trouble getting the signatures of rank-and-file Democrats - a recent poll found that almost 70 percent want Trump removed from office - finding politicians willing to join the effort doesn't look to be as easy. His YouTube video points users to his campaign's website which has a letter detailing exactly why the President should be impeached.

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