Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment on House floor

Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment on House floor

The bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair said bettors there had laid out more than 5,000 pounds ($6,470) on an early departure for Trump in the hours after it was reported Trump had asked Comey to shut down the FBI's investigation of Russian Federation ties. "The main thing the bill seems to have done is get Democrats even more fired up for 2018 than they were already". As stated above, the Senate is now Republican-controlled. NPR's Scott Detrow reports from the Capitol.

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.

"Reluctantly, I have to say yes", King told CNN's Wolf Blitzer, when asked whether Trump was getting "closer and closer" to the possibility of "another impeachment process".

"You'll be hanging from a tree", one caller said. But top Democrats like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have been quick to distance themselves from that sort of talk.

Al Green of Texas called for Trump's impeachment on the House floor, USA Today reports. And that is not grounds for impeachment.

The includes the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing a lawful investigation into possible campaign ties to Russian influence.

A fog of confusion has descended on Washington, driven by an unending pressure system of scandal and calls for investigation and impeachment of the Republican president, the Globe's Matt Viser and Annie Linskey report. He apparently didn't use spellcheck on the word "counsel".

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Trump had asked the FBI to stop investigations against former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

Senior Democrats say it is too early to call for impeachment, and that the facts of the case must first be established.

"Members can come to their own conclusions, and we don't pretend to stand here and speak on behalf of every single individual member of our caucus", he added. The president's own admission a week ago that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation and that in fact he had asked Comey about whether he was a subject of investigation at the time, where he acknowledged Comey was anxious about keeping his job - those were serious.

DETROW: But to be clear, this is not what party leaders are calling for. The rarely successful parliamentary maneuver would put Republicans in the position of going on record either defending Trump or making way for an independent commission. And that, they said, could lead down a road that ends with the president's ouster - but that the facts aren't in yet.

Adam Schiff: Well, he certainly didn't describe the meeting that was reported in the New York Times.

"I think most of the country will not believe the President's account".

"It can not be perceived as an effort to nullify the election by other means", he said.

DETROW: Then there's this political reality. It is ultimately the public, he said, that will decide whether impeachment happens. Republicans control the House, and right now, most Republicans still back Trump.