Congressmen file impeachment article against Donald Trump


The Los Angeles Times reports that Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) accuses the President of hindering the FBI's investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn "through threatening, and then terminating, James Comey".

First, the House votes on one or more article, with the president being impeached - similar to being indicted - if the representatives get a majority vote on one of the articles.

The Constitution allows Congress to remove officials from high office, including the president.

Rep. Al Green is going for it with this impeachment business.

Rep. Brad Sherman, from the Los Angeles area, introduced his measure on "high crimes and misdemeanors" Wednesday after the release of explosive emails to Donald Trump Jr. about a Russian government effort to help his father win a year ago.

In the emails, Goldstone tells Trump Jr. the information is "part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump".

"Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. indicate that Trump's campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russian Federation", said Sherman, who was joined by Texas Democrat Al Green.

Sherman also pointed to Comey's firing amid the ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian hacking in last year's election and possible collusion by Trump presidential campaign officials.

The change comes after Donald Trump Jr. - the president's son - on Tuesday released a series of email exchanges about a June 2016 meeting to discuss potential incriminating information against Hillary Clinton as part of an alleged Russian push to support his father's presidency. "However, if it becomes clear that such consideration is not forthcoming, I (after consultation with colleagues and leadership) will make a privileged motion that the entire House of Representatives immediately debate the Article", he wrote.

"But if the impulsive incompetency continues, then eventually - many, many months from now - Republicans will join the impeachment effort", Sherman said in a statement. Ignorance accompanied by a refusal to learn.

"As the investigations move forward, additional evidence supporting additional Articles of Impeachment may emerge", Sherman said. After the latest political drama on Capital Hill, Paddy Power now sees a 60% chance Trump will be impeached, the highest probability ever since the bookie started taking money on the bet. "However, as to obstruction of justice. the evidence we have is sufficient to move forward now".