It’s Official, House Democrats start Impeachment Process Against Trump #ImpeachTrump

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It’s Official, Democrats start Impeachment Process Against Trump.

So it begins, the House democrats have started their paperwork in the preliminary steps to impeach Donald Trump. A top democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, namely Congressman Jerrold Nadler, (D-NY), has started the process to impeach President Donald Trump. The “Articles of Inquiry”  are the first step in the process of impeachment.

“Donald Trump has refused to step away from his business interests in any meaningful way,” Nadler said in a statement announcing the action. “His foreign entanglements are likely unconstitutional, he has repeated refused to disclose his financial assets, and he is clouded by the specter of Russian intervention in the election and his Administration.”

The “Articles of Inquiry” goes on to state the following issues:

(1) any criminal or counterintelligence investigation targeting President Donald J. Trump, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, Roger Stone, or any employee of the Executive Office of the President;

(2) any investment by any foreign government or agent of a foreign government in any entity owned in whole or in part by President Donald J. Trump;

(3) President Trump’s proposal to maintain an interest in his business holdings, while turning over day-to-day operation of those interests to his sons Donald J. Trump, Jr., and Eric Trump;

(4) President Trump’s plan to donate the profits of any foreign governments’ use of his hotels to the United States Treasury, including the decision to exclude other payments by foreign governments to any other business holdings of the Trump Organization from that arrangement;

“Donald Trump has refused to step away from his business interests in any meaningful way,”

The last time this was tried was against President Bill Clinton December 19th, 1998. The impeachment of Bill Clinton was initiated by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998, against Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice.

On February 12, the Senate emerged from its closed deliberations and voted on the articles of impeachment. A two-thirds majority, 67 votes, would have been necessary to convict and remove the President from office. However both charges were defeated.

 

Time will tell if this attempt on President Donald Trump has any merit whatsoever.