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By Robert Donachie

Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman of California introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Wednesday afternoon.

Sherman’s move marks the first time in Trump’s presidency that a lawmaker has brought forth articles of impeachment against the president.

To impeach a president, the House must reach a majority consensus, which is unlikely given that Republicans have a majority.

The congressman lists Trump’s alleged pressuring of former FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn ties to Russia as his reason for bringing forth the articles.

“In all of this, Donald John Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States,” Sherman wrote.

Sherman’s Full Statement:

“I am pleased that Congressman Al Green (D-TX) has joined me in filing Articles of Impeachment against Donald J. Trump.  We now begin the effort to force the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on Obstruction of Justice and Russian interference in our election.

Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. indicate that Trump’s campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russia.  It now seems likely that the President had something to hide when he tried to curtail the investigation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and the wider Russian probe.  I believe his conversations with, and subsequent firing of, FBI Director James Comey constitute Obstruction of Justice.

Every day Democrats, Republicans, and the entire world are shocked by the latest example of America’s amateur President.  Ignorance accompanied by a refusal to learn.  Lack of impulse control, accompanied by a refusal to have his staff control his impulses.  We’re no longer surprised by any action, no matter how far below the dignity of the office—and no matter how dangerous to the country.

But the Constitution does not provide for the removal of a President for impulsive, ignorant incompetence.  It does provide for the removal of a President for High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

As the investigations move forward, additional evidence supporting additional Articles of Impeachment may emerge.  However, as to Obstruction of Justice, as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 1512 (b)(3), the evidence we have is sufficient to move forward now.  And the national interest requires that we do so.

Introducing Articles of Impeachment will have two possible outcomes.  First, I have slight hope it will inspire an ‘intervention’ in the White House.  If Impeachment is real, if they actually see Articles, perhaps we will see incompetency replaced by care.  Perhaps uncontrollable impulses will be controlled. And perhaps the danger our nation faces will be ameliorated.

Second, and more likely, filing Articles of Impeachment is the first step on a very long road.  But if the impulsive incompetency continues, then eventually—many, many months from now—Republicans will join the impeachment effort.

I author Articles of Impeachment not to change our national policy.  I served with Mike Pence in Congress for twelve years and I disagree with him on just about everything.  I never dreamed I would author a measure that would put him in the White House.  I am introducing Articles of Impeachment to begin a long process to protect our country from abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and impulsive, ignorant incompetence.”​

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  • gambler16

    Grandstanding, at best, and wasting taxpayer money and congressional time on nonsense is not in the best interests of our nation. The peaceful transition of power never happened with the Trump team; instead they were met with rage as democrats could not reconcile being beaten. Yet, it is the hard working, common sense Americans who decided it was time for an outsider who spoke to us to try to turn this nation around. Hard working, common sense Americans are not interested in the agenda of the globalists nor the socialists. We work hard and deserve our rights and freedom as patriotic Americans. Anyone who goes along with these articles of impeachment should be voted out of congress. Instead of dilly-dallying with their contempt ruling their minds, they should be working to MAGA.

  • John Leite

    America’s “amateur President”, he must be talking about obama that NEVER “ran” ANYTHING, let alone a billion dollar enterprise. it’s always blown my mind when people say that obama was “supremely qualified”. And now this never ending BS from the leftist lunatics, they should be working for the people not being sore loser jackasses.

  • Scott Giblin

    the third option is to laugh them out of the room

  • Thomas Burr

    Does he not know that the President of the United States has the authority to tell the FBI director to stop any investigation at any time? Or does he know? Either this guy does not possess the mental acumen to be a congressman, or he is a traitor due to filing bogus charges to undermine the President of the United States.

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