Impeaching Trump would be bad for the Middle East
- Author: Jon Douglas Jun 01, 2017,
Jun 01, 2017, 0:41
Voters are divided over whether Congress should pursue impeachment proceedings against President Trump, according to a new poll.
"With this resolution, the city of Los Angeles calls on our Congress members and senators for the good of the country to investigate Trump's global finances and make sure that he is actually working on behalf of the American people and not his own pocketbook", Blumenfield stated before the resolution vote, according to The Huffington Post. The process of impeaching and convicting a U.S. president is not easy. The Los Angeles city council made a call to request for the impeachment proceedings to begin in the beginning of May.
Morning Consult also cited general incompetence as the primary reason Americans would like to see Trump impeached.
US Constitution, Article II, Section 2 on pardon power of the president: 'The President shall.have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment'.
Calls for impeachment have stemmed from alleged contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russian officials, and members of Congress as well as intelligence officials have expressed concern that members of the Trump campaign may have knowingly or unknowingly colluded with Russians in their effort to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. "Democrats and Republicans are unlikely to cooperate for impeachment".
Another possible legal issue facing Trump was his May 9 firing of FBI Director James Comey. "It is at this point unclear on the law whether a sitting president can be indicted".
"The first, and most serious, is that Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to investigate potential links between Mr Trump and Russian Federation, uncovers evidence of wrongdoing sufficiently serious to turn Republican sentiment against Mr Trump", the EIU noted. "But in this country we're innocent until proven guilty. let's give it a chance to play out".
The House of Representatives has impeached two US presidents in the past including Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton but were acquitted by the Senate. Further, 43 percent of those hoping for impeachment believe Trump has committed an impeachable offense.
As staggering as these numbers sound in favor of a Trump impeachment, yet another poll released last week is even more bleak for the President. Until then, people just need to deal that he is the President of the United States and unpopular opinion of him does not change that fact one iota.