From US House Floor, Texas Democrat Calls For Trump's Impeachment


"And despite the short price on offer, money has poured in for the president to be impeached, leaving us with little option but to cut the odds, " she added.

Representative Jason Chaffetz, Republican-Utah, says in a letter to the FBI that he's making the request to determine whether the president attempted to influence or impede the bureau's investigation into Mr Flynn.

Green made official his claims that the president engaged in obstruction of justice and fired FBI Director James Comey to curb investigations into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

"The president committed an impeachable act when he fired Comey and indicated he considered the Russian Federation thing when he did it", he told Think Progress.

Citing a slew of recent controversies - including Comey's messy dismissal, as well as recent reports of Trump sharing classified information with Russia - Gergen said that things appear to be unraveling at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

"Obstruction of justice is an impeachable offense", Curbelo told a CBS affiliate in Miami.

While Trump stands accused of obstructing an FBI investigation and possible collusion with Russian Federation, among other things, Republicans were ready to impeach President Barack Obama nearly literally at the drop of a hat.

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Comey documented several interactions between him and Trump in memos.

The White House denied the version of the conversation described by Comey's aides, telling The Post "the president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end an investigation".

Also, Comey was despised among Republicans and Democrats. The survey also showed that fewer Americans now believe that Donald Trump will actually carry out his full four-year term as president with just 43 percent of voters believing he will finish his term and 45 percent believing that he will not serve the whole four-year term. "So from my point of view this is of enormous effect for his presidency".

"It can not be perceived as an effort to nullify the election by other means", said Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

"I think it's up to them now to come forward with whatever it is they have that the conversation didn't take place".

Those who are pushing for Trump's impeachment see this as an encouraging sign: The electorate seems to want to see the president questioned and brought to account for his actions.

"There's been a lot of talk of removing the sitting president", Shaddick said. The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says pushing for impeachment should be the last step taken. Two were impeached by the House of Representatives but ultimately acquitted in the US Senate: Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998.