Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

U.S. Rep. Al Green D-Houston

U.S. Rep. Al Green D-Houston

Impeachment is exceedingly rare.

Is he going to be impeached? When Richard Nixon left office in 1974, he faced nearly certain impeachment, and likewise nearly certain removal from office.

A House majority would be required in order to open an impeachment trial. Furthermore, there are not so many people who really desire it, he added.

The DNC has refrained from mentioning the impeachment process and has not officially used the word.

It won't be easy to resist the temptation to humiliate the worst president in modern history, but Democrats must muster the discipline to resist the Impeachment Trap, insist that Republicans be the ones to take responsibility for their shameful president, and mobilize to build real grassroots democratic power for 2018, 2020 and beyond.

The hurdles for impeachment are high.

Then there's the political equation. As of today, Republicans hold 238 seats while Democrats hold 193, and four seats are vacant.

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British betting firm Ladbrokes cut the price of a Trump impeachment to odds-on at 4-5 from 11-10, equivalent to about 56 per cent probability that Trump will be removed from office. In the cases of Nixon and Clinton, the opposition party controlled Congress.

Green's call comes amid allegations that Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to terminate an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's Russian Federation contacts.

During a news conference Monday afternoon, Green accused the president of obstructing the ongoing investigation into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation and said "the mantra should be ITN: Impeach Trump now". Which, I think is also relevant to the question of what he was trying to do. John McCain, a Republican from Arizona.

"I hope you can let this go", Trump told Comey, according to Comey's personal memos first reported by the New York Times newspaper and corroborated by the Washington Post. The amendment, adopted in 1967, creates a mechanism for Congress to oust a president if supermajorities in the House and Senate conclude a commander in chief is mentally or physically unfit for the job.

If it were to happen, first it goes to the House of Representatives, the only body with the power to impeach a president. The Southern-born Johnson had been a lifelong Democrat before joining with Abraham Lincoln on a so-called union ticket in 1864.

Just 19 people - two presidents, one senator, one secretary of war and 15 judges - have been impeached by the House and tried in the Senate. Richard Nixon would have had articles of impeachment brought against him had he not resigned from office due to his role in the Watergate scandal. A president can be prosecuted in a criminal trial after leaving office, but likely not while sitting in office. "This initiative could have occurred with the last president", Creamer said.

Democrats - including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi - immediately condemned this latest revelation of Trump's apparent attempts to obstruct justice to protect his team and quite possibly himself. The charges stemmed from false testimony about Monica Lewinsky in a sexual-harassment lawsuit filed by another woman.

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