Impeachment Process For Trump Has Begun, Here’s The Latest

Impeachment Process For Trump Has Begun, Here’s The Latest

A top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee has filed what appears to preliminary impeachment papers against President Donald Trump.

According to Countable, Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York, the second-ranking democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, has filed a “resolution of inquiry” into Trump, which can be considered the first step in the process of attempting to impeach a federal official. The House Judiciary Committee is responsible for responding to such filings.

Preliminary Impeachment Inquiry Filed Against Trump

As website Okayplayer notes, the last time a resolution of inquiry was considered on the House floor was in 1995, against former President Bill Clinton. The inquiry was filed against Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice after Paula Jones filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the then-president.

Nadler made a statement announcing his decision to file the inquiry.

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

According to Countable, the official rules state that the Judiciary Committee must respond to the resolution of inquiry within 14 Congressional workdays. If the committee fails to respond within that time, Congressman Nadler will have the opportunity to bring the inquiry to the floor of the House of Representatives.

Sources: Countable, Okayplayer / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

2 thoughts on “Impeachment Process For Trump Has Begun, Here’s The Latest

  1. If they impeach Trump, every person who voted for him should leave this country and watch it go down the toilet. You will be begging for us to come back. You probably want because all the Muslims you let in will behead you.

  2. If President Trump is impeached and he has to resign then Mike Pence, who is even more conservative than Trump, will become President. Vice President Pence may even do away with same-sex marriage. I would not mind such a turn of events.

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