From U.S. House Floor, Texas Democrat Calls For Trump's Impeachment

The definition is vague and has always been debated.

Impeachment, of the President, by the House of Representatives is not a finding of guilt.

Once the impeachment trial is completed, a vote in the Senate takes place. The Senate needs a two-thirds majority, or 67 out of 100 votes, to find an official guilty and remove that person from office.

While Nixon was running for re-election in 1972, people associated with his campaign broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel and Office Building in Washington, D.C. Nixon denied any involvement in the incident.

Green cited Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey and his threatening tweets following the incident as reasons to move forward with impeaching the president.

For now, congressional Republicans are confident with congressional committees handling the investigation.

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan insisted the Republican legislative agenda was not becoming paralysed.

Betfair said that punters had bet more than 5,000 pounds ($6,470) on an early departure for Trump in the hours after it was reported he had asked his then-FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Federation.

Impeachment, or as Alexander Hamilton called it in the Federalist #65, "a method of national inquest into the conduct of public men", would be a nasty and partisan affair in the current climate. "Can they put party aside and unite with Democrats?"

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King then hinted at the process of impeachment, stating that "you're getting very close to the legal definition of obstruction of justice and what happens next will rest largely in the House of Representatives".

Some, such as California Rep. Maxine Waters, have explicitly called for impeaching the President.

"Nobody should rush to embrace the most extraordinary remedy", Schiff said, because it could be perceived as "a way to nullify the election by other means".

Only two presidents - Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1999 - have ever been impeached by the House, both of which history has judged to be highly partisan proceedings. That's he convicted by the Senate in his first term is at +400.

"This is why we need a special prosecutor", he said. The majority of Americans - 57 per cent - now say they are not happy with Mr Trump's performance. "This is about the soul of our democracy". However, if they manage to accumulate enough evidence against Trump one can not be quite sure that the Republicans will continue to support the president, the Russian scholar added. But more Americans now support doing so than oppose the idea, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

The tumult in Washington deepened over allegations Trump had sought to end the FBI's investigation into ties between Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Russian Federation.

Rep. Filemon Vela, while not specifically calling for impeachment, said proof of that report would be enough to start the process. And that's telling. It would take a unified Democratic Party and a groundswell of defecting Republicans to impeach Trump.

"But everybody gets a fair trial in this country", Amash told reporters as he left a House GOP conference meeting.

“He was using his power to do that, and when James Comey didnt go along with him, when he wasnt his boy, he fired him, which I think is also relevant to the question of what he was trying to do, ” Gergen said.

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