Democrats plan to poll test whether to push for Trump's impeachment

Online wagering sites are taking bets on whether Donald Trump, mired in controversies over the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, will serve out a full term as the 45th USA president or will be impeached before year-end. You'll have a Republican house, senate, and White House, and they'll potentially work well together- that's bad news for the poor, marginalized groups, the environment...

Saying "Let's find out the truth" is a much better way to pressure the Republicans (who can say he's against the truth?) than saying "Impeach this monster of a president".

"I believe they do see the risks", Warren said. Obstruction of Justice: Trump fired FBI Director James Comey for... reasons that seem to change by the minute.

But in the event that there is proof Trump pressured the FBI to drop its investigation into the Russia ties of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, or discussed classified information with top Russian officials, as has been reported, Warren would support impeaching the president wholeheartedly. The odds are now at 21-10 that Trump is impeached in 2017.

Outraged, Green spoke fiercely on the House floor about what he considered Trump's self-interest in the case - before the Justice Department announced the appointment of a special counsel in the case - and became an internet sensation, with his speech breaking C-Span's retweet record.

The framers established impeachment as a last resort, a check to be used to deal with presidential misconduct when all other mechanisms failed. At that point Congress has to debate it and then two-thirds of the House and two-thirds of the Senate have to agree that the president is unfit.

Second, the House of Representatives must investigate the investigation, usually through its judiciary committee.

. Mr Johnson's impeachment went to trial in the Senate, and he escaped being removed from office by a one-vote margin.

Richard Nixon would nearly certainly have faced impeachment in 1974 over the Watergate scandal, but the disgraced president resigned first. Throughout George W. Bush's presidency, activists called for his impeachment. That means, impeachment is not a strictly legal process. But we have no indication whatsoever that Trump, unlike Nixon, really cares about what his party - whether that means McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan or the rest of the Trumpian enablers on Capitol Hill - has to say. Like so many other problems that have reared their heads since the 2016 election, the best odds involve leg-work: that is, a whole lot of communication with representatives (you literally cannot escape that, nor should you want to) and a whole lot of focus on flipping districts (so, say helloto canvassing).

"If the allegations are true, would they be grounds for impeachment?" asked one reporter. Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution states: "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors".

"It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president". "But everybody gets a fair trial in this country", he added. The Hill ran a news alert: "First Republican raises impeachment for Trump".