Saturday, July 15, 2017

Impeachment: Gotta Start It Sometime

A California Democrat has filed an article of impeachment against US President Donald Trump in a long shot bid to remove the president from office.

Brad Sherman filed the article on Wednesday, accusing Trump of obstructing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in part by firing former FBI Director James Comey.

Sherman acknowledges that filing the article is "the first step on a very long road".

It's a long shot today, but you NEVER know what tomorrow will reveal about the Trump Cabal. Or, take what's already happened.
"It now seems likely that the president had something to hide when he tried to curtail the investigation of (now-fired) National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and the wider Russian probe," he added.

"I believe his conversations with, and subsequent firing of, FBI Director James Comey constitute obstruction of justice."

Sherman has one co-sponsor, fellow Democrat Al Green of Texas. Democratic leaders have distanced themselves from the effort, believing it energises Trump's base.
In the infamous words of Dick Cheney: So what?
While a number of Republicans have rebuked Trump or expressed concern for various stumbles, there is no signal from either the House of Representatives or the Senate that their Republican leaders are prepared to begin impeachment proceedings.
Like I said, maybe not today.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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