|It’s time for the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry. Call your representative and urge them to impeach Donald Trump.
Republicans set a standard for impeachment — and Trump has met it.
We cannot stick our heads in the sand. We already know enough about Trump to know the House must open an impeachment inquiry:
- While running for office, the president publicly asked Russia to reveal his opponent’s email correspondence.
- Russia successfully interfered in our presidential election with the intent of helping Trump, by hacking the computer systems of his opponent.
- Trump’s closest associates, including his Attorney General and son-in-law, have made false claims under oath about their contacts with agents of the Russian government.
- The president admitted on national television that he fired FBI Director James Comey because of the FBI’s investigation of Russian electoral interference.
Trump is obstructing justice right in front of our eyes. We all know it. It’s time for Congress to stop pretending otherwise.
Obstruction of justice was at the heart of the impeachment case against Nixon. And House Republicans impeached Clinton for it. By the standards Congressional Republicans set in 1998, Donald Trump has clearly met the threshold for impeachment.
Impeachment is not a tool to be used lightly. But failing to use it when necessary does more damage to democracy than Russia ever could.
The facts are clear. It’s time for action.
P.S. My most recent Medium post lays out more details for the case for impeachment.
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May 16, 2017 – The time has come for Congress to act, and for leaders on both sides of the aisle …It’s not crystal clear which Trump might be, but the president’s latest … A broad congressional inquiryshould begin immediately, to inform drafters …. through his attacks on the “deep state” of military and intelligence officials …
Oct 9, 1998 – There would then be ample time for the House of Representatives to consider ….. In itsrush to begin an impeachment inquiry, just days before a …
Feb 10, 2017 – Democrat Files ‘Resolution of Inquiry‘ on Trump … directs the Department of Justice to provide the House of Representatives with any and …. It’s dangerous, and the fact that they act as if they don’t have the power to stop him is scary. Even if the resolution does not lead to impeachment, let’s start getting this …
The House Committee of Impeachment Managers in the Senate Chamber, … Fines and potential jailtime for crimes committed while in office are left to civil courts. … The House brings impeachmentcharges against federal officials as part of its … could initiate proceedings by passing a resolution authorizing an inquiry.
Congressman Jerrold Nadler has just filed preliminary paperwork to impeach Donald Trump in an attempt to oust him from the White House. … as a top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee has filed an “Articles of Inquiry” into the president. … The last time that this move was taken was notoriously in 1995 when the …
Oct 8, 1998 – CNN/AllPolitics – Storypage, with TIME and Congressional Quarterly. House clears the way for impeachment inquiry. Thirty-one … WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, October 8) — The House of Representatives made history Thursday by voting 258-176 to begin an impeachment inquiry into President Bill Clinton.
The House of Representatives shall have the exclusive power to initiate all … The Congress shall promulgate its rules on impeachment to effectively carry out … Impeachment proceedings can beginwith an inquiry of impeachment …. It may choose to adjourn from time to time to reconvene to perform its legislative functions.
Nov 9, 2016 – The Committee on Rules decides if it’s okay to start the inquiry, and if so, the … TheHouse elects representatives to act like lawyers, who then …. going to be remembered as a particularly troubled time in the history books.
May 30, 2017 – The Justice Department and several House and Senate committees continue to … Other inquiries … Congress can launch its own investigations through various … Rep. Devin Nunes. Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who … closed and open hearings; Bring and vote onimpeachment charges …