DEMOCRATS LAUNCH LONG SHOT IMPEACHMENT BID TO REMOVE DONALD TRUMP
Jul 12, 2017
By Bob Komsic
Even California Democrat Brad Sherman concedes it’s ”the first step on a very long road,” but he’s filed an article of impeachment against the American president.
He accuses Trump of obstructing investigations into Russian meddling in the presidential election, in part by firing former FBI Director James Comey.
Sherman has one co-sponsor, fellow Democrat Al Green, but Democratic leaders have distanced themselves, believing the effort actually energizes Trump’s base of support.
Meanwhile, former Trump campaign official Paul Manafort might be forced to appear before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee if he does not agree to go before the panel voluntarily.
The chair, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, and the panel’s top Democrat, Senator Dianne Feinstein agree they’d like to hear from Manafort, who was at a meeting last June that also included Donald Trump Jr., Trump’s brother-in-law and now senior presidential advisor Jared Kushner and a Russian lawyer.
Meanwhile, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are questioning the Trump administration’s decision to settle a money laundering case with a Russian real estate company in light of revelations it was represented by that same Russian lawyer.