Mueller report revives Trump impeachment talk for vanguard news ,
A year and a half before the presidential election, Democratic leaders have been saying President Donald Trump should be voted out of office, not depart through impeachment.
But “damning” details found in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election rekindled the impeachment talk.
“May get to that, may not,” Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., who chairs the Judiciary Committee that would start impeachment proceedings, said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Republicans, who control the Senate, remained adamantly opposed to impeachment. Even if the House voted to impeach, the Senate would need a two-thirds majority to convict.
Mueller’s 448-page report detailed multiple contacts between Russian operatives and Trump associates during the 2016 campaign but said the investigation did not find evidence of a criminal conspiracy.
The report documented a series of actions by Trump to derail the special counsel’s investigation, although it did not reach a conclusion on whether he illegally sought to obstruct justice.
“The president’s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the president declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests,” the report says.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was the first major presidential candidate to call for impeachment proceedings Friday afternoon. “The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty.
That means the House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States,” she said on Twitter.
“Based on what we have seen to date, going forward on impeachment is not worthwhile at this point,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer,