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Al Green Calls For Impeachment Of President Trump For Obstructing The Russia Investigation

The Democratic Congressman bases his position on the firing of FBI director James Comey.

Democratic Congressman Al Green is calling for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump because of the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Democratic Congressman Al Green is calling for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump because of the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

U.S. Congressman Al Green, D-TX,  called on Monday for the impeachment of President Donald Trump and the reasons he presented are directly related to the controversial  firing of the now former FBI Director James Comey

“President Trump is not above the law. He has committed an impeachable act and must be charged. To do otherwise would cause some Americans to lose respect for, and obedience to, our societal norms”, Green said as he read a statement during a press conference held at his district office, located in southwest Houston. 

Green has already asked last week for an investigation into potential obstruction of justice by the president, and said that he should be impeached if found guilty.

“The President fired the FBI Director overseeing a lawful investigation of the President’s campaign tides to Russian influence in the President’s 2016 election. That is a serious act in it of itself,” the Congressman added during his press conference.

Additionally, Green says the President’s acknowledgement he considered the investigation when he fired Comey and his tweet saying he hopes there are no tapes of their conversations amount to obstruction and intimidation.

The Congressman also criticized the President’s meeting in the White House with top Russian officials a day after firing Comey.

“The American press was denied access to the hobnobbing. That is an insult to the injury that was imposed,” Green emphasized and added: “The President, really, has to be impeached.”

Green hasn’t introduced a resolution for impeachment yet.

He says he is waiting to see what the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives does and he reserves “the right” to do so.

Staffers for Republican Congressmen Kevin Brady and Pete Olson told Houston Public Media that Brady and Olson don’t support calls for impeachment.

 

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