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Can Donald Trump be impeached over the Russian Federation and Comey scandals?

21 May 2017

That said, the constitutional criteria for impeachment are open to broad interpretation. That means 20 or more Republicans, depending on who is voting, would have to break ranks to impeach their Republican President. The definition is vague and has always been debated. "Obstruction of justice was the number one charge against Bill Clinton, which led to his indictment in the house, he won in the Senate".

Once the House has voted to impeach, the issue heads to the Senate, which holds a trial. The Senate then considers the case with the chief justice of the United States presiding. Whether he is guilty is a separate action for the U.S. Senate to decide.

The real question now, it seems, is whether Republican politicians will finally surrender to the fact that Donald Trump is a borderline insane person (and possibly a criminal) who deserves to be evicted from the White House.

For a president to be impeached, someone in the US House of Representatives must present a resolution calling for impeachment or an inquiry into allegations of misconduct.

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That committee conducts an investigation and draws up articles of impeachment.

Rep. Aderholt said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., showed optimism about the upcoming races in a closed-door discussion with House Republicans Wednesday, pointing to recent House passage of legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare".

According to a memo written by Comey, the president asked him to close down the federal investigation into former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, and his alleged links with Russian Federation.

Also, Comey was despised among Republicans and Democrats.

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They still need Trump to attain any of those goals, and absent more compelling evidence of wrongdoing the party is not prepared to abandon him yet. A vocal group of congressional Democrats are also suggesting the idea, and several members of both parties are beginning to grapple with the possibility that impeachment proceedings may loom in the not-too-distant future. He shared his thoughts about the latest White House news on a panel moderated by former "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer. It can not be perceived as an effort to nullify the election by other means. A more appropriate solution, Douthat argued, was to remove Trump under the 25th Amendment, which allows the president's cabinet to deem him "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office". "This is about the soul of our democracy".

TOM JOHNSON: Right now tonight, I want them to come out and say Donald Trump needs to be impeached, and we are going to fight to impeach Donald Trump.

That approval rating is the lowest mark yet in any Politico/Morning Consult poll since Trump took office.

Comey wrote the memo immediately after his meeting with the President the day after Mr Flynn resigned.

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In the United Kingdom, bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair said its bettors had laid out more than £5,000 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.