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Democratic lawmaker files articles of impeachment against Donald Trump

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Nicole Thomas | 13 July, 2017, 01:17

Congressman Brad Sherman, a Democrat from Sherman Oaks, Calif., made good on the promise he made back in June when he announced plans to file on the basis that Trump obstructed justice in the Russian Federation investigation.

Representative Brad Sherman alleges Mr Trump commited obstruction of justice by firing of former FBI Director James Comey amid agency investigations into Russian meddling in the U.S. election.

However, Sherman said, he wants "to begin a long process to protect our country from abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and impulsive, ignorant incompetence".

Sherman is the first to introduce the article of impeachment against the sitting president, despite several claims for his removal from office coming from other elected Democrats. Sherman's impeachment article states that Trump should be impeached due to "high crimes and misdemeanors".

"We believe strongly that a discussion about impeachment is not timely", House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said when Sherman floated moving to impeach Trump in June.

If at least two-thirds of the Senate ultimately find the president guilty, he or she is removed from office and the vice president becomes POTUS.

In a press release, Sherman points to the recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. that,"indicate that Trump's campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russian Federation".

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No members of Congress besides Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas have pledged to support the four-page proposal, though Sherman said he is hopeful that more will join the cause in coming days.

Sherman also pointed to Comey's firing amid the ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian hacking in last year's election and possible collusion by Trump presidential campaign officials.

He cites Comey's allegations that Trump pressured him to drop the FBI's investigation into ousted former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, as well as Trump's shifting story on why he fired Comey. In a statement, Sherman said the article to impeach is the "first step on a very long road", and hopes it'll "inspire an "intervention" in the White House".

Sherman said in a press release that additional charges in his impeachment effort may emerge.

"If Impeachment is real, if they actually see Articles, perhaps we will see incompetency replaced by care".

Rep. Brad Sherman, California Democrat, introduced articles of impeachment on Wednesday.

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