"It's wasted breath - I don't think the American population realizes how hard it is to successfully impeach a president".
Trump has faced a growing controversy regarding his campaign's connections to Russian Federation over the course of the 2016 election and beyond.
"In other words, again, if you are talking about impeachment, you are talking about what are the facts". "I hope you can let this go", Trump is reported to have said.
In a meeting with Russian diplomats the day after firing Comey, Trump called the former Federal Bureau of Investigation leader "a real nut job" and said his exit relieved him of "great pressure" he faced over Russian ties. If Trump were to be removed as president, Mike Pence would take the helm - scary thought to many liberals. Last week, Trump fired FBI director James Comey allegedly because Comey would not back off the investigation.
The impeachment process also can't begin while the President isn't now on American soil, and Trump has just begun his first foreign trip as leader, spending the next eight days in the Middle East and Europe. I believe that this is where your patriotism is shown, where you demonstrate to the American people where you really stand.
"When a person talks about lynching you, we think that's a pretty serious threat", he said. For the process to be initiated, a simple majority of the House of Representatives must vote accordingly.
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A base united in opposition to Trump has been feeding into the impeachment narrative since the moment he entered the White House in January. "I call on Republicans to put patriotism before party and join Democrats in creating an independent, bipartisan commission so we can get to the truth". "There is an FBI investigation going on right now with all things related to Russian Federation, done by the career professionals at the FBI who are going to continue to be career professionals".
Trump would have to select an attorney to defend him.
And even if an impeachment case is successfully brought against Trump, that guilty verdict requires the majority of the House and the Senate, and the Republicans now enjoy control of both houses. And even if the president were to be impeached, impeachment by the House doesn't signify guilt, it only means the president has been charged with a crime.
We cannot allow this to go unchecked. The decision largely hinges on the fact that members believe there's not enough evidence to push forward an impeachment hearing.
The report added that Trump was made aware of the impeachment proceedings before heading off on a foreign trip.
"His advisers concede that the intense schedule - dozens of interactions with leaders from the Middle East and Europe, over a range of delicate issues - could produce unscripted, diplomatically perilous moments", The New York Times reports. The magazine updated its item after a spokesman for Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., said that he, not Amash, was the first to mull over impeachment - after a reporter asked about it.