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McCain: Calls to impeach Trump should not be taken 'very seriously'

21 Mai 2017

Second, removal from office requires a vote of two-thirds of the Senate, and Republicans still broadly support him.

A Democratic lawmaker has called for the impeachment of US President Donald Trump for his alleged involvement in obstruction of justice after news reports revealed that he had asked the FBI to stop investigations against former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

The I-word has entered the Washington vocabulary. But the Democratic establishment has taken a more cautious tone.

"I mean, Jesus, it's not even Memorial Day!" said one Democratic operative.

While I feel sorry for both Americans and Canadians who suffer from his amateur hour antics he has a mandate to govern. "I don't think that's possible right now".

Two presidents have been impeached, and neither was convicted. Ever since Trump won the presidential election, many have looked over Google for the rules and regulations for a president's impeachment.

The reason for the DNC's silence is multifaceted, according to the DNC source.

The first vote takes place in the House, where a simple majority is needed.

The impeachment call was echoed by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus and liberal activists, even as party leaders have preferred calling for an independent commission to investigate Trump and the Trump campaign's Russian Federation connections.

"We are not going to be intimidated", Green said Saturday.

Dougal Robinson, from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, told SBS World News that despite the latest round of gaffes from the President, impeachment is unlikely. Paddy Power Betfair offer odds of 3/1 - 25% of probability - on Trump being impeached this year, with those odds lengthening to 5/1, 16/1 and 33/1 in 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively. We don't have to think that impeachment is out of our reach. "But if a vote for a check on the president. becomes a de facto vote for an impeachment trial, the task in front of us will only get more hard". "Every other week Republicans wanted to impeach Obama".

"If the president has tapes of his conversations with Director Comey, it is because the president himself made them", said Schiff in a prepared statement.

When asked if he was satisfied with the White House explanation, Risch said: "Oh, I don't really need the White House explanation on this". "Pence is an ideologue and Trump is not". Prior to this, the ongoing tension between North Korea and the United States raised many questions on Trump's leadership.

Then there's also the messaging implications.

Following conflicting information from the White House following Comey's firing last week, Trump tweeted it was unreasonable to expect his press staff to always tell the truth, but 77 percent of voters say they do expect the president's press secretaries to tell the truth all the time, compared to only 14 percent who say that isn't their expectation. "I am waiting for more before commenting further".

It immediately escalated the legal stakes - and the potential political damage - for a president who has tried to dismiss the matter as partisan witch hunt and a "hoax".

"Political punters are wondering how many more scandals can Trump overcome", said Ladbrokes spokeswoman Jessica Bridge.

"What needs to happen is that we have got to go forward with an absolutely bipartisan investigation", Sen.

McCain: Calls to impeach Trump should not be taken 'very seriously'