Can We Say the I-Word Yet?

Thursday, May 18, 2017 Written by 
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Ever since Trump was inaugurated as president in January, political foes have been waiting for his demise. Resistance rose to a new high, stirred in part by disgruntled Hillary Clinton voters.  The most immediate proof was the thousands of women’s and anti-Trump rallies that took place the day after President No. 45 was sworn in.  Some occurred the day after the election.


It didn’t take long, though, for Trump to become his own worst enemy. First there was the failed travel ban on Muslim countries, and hiccups in the healthcare plan.  Now, in office barely 4 months, Trump is at the center of what could be his ultimate undoing—allegations that he asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop the investigation of Michael Flynn.  


The former national security advisor misled the public and top White House officials about his communications with a Russian ambassador regarding sanctions


Lawmakers—and not just the Democrats—are starting to say the I-Word (impeachment) around Washington.  So far, only one Republican has been bold enough to publicly suggest that impeachment might be in order.  


According to The Hill, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said on Wednesday if the reports about Trump's pressure on Comey are true, it would merit impeachment.


Amash spoke a day after The New York Times reported that Trump tried to pressure Comey.  According to a memo written by Comey after the February meeting, the president said, "I hope you can let this go.”


When you put this information together with the fact that last week Trump fired Comey, who was investigating whether Russians interfered with the outcome of the presidential election—the president’s intent raises more than a few eyebrows.  What exactly is the Trump administration up to? 


Amash also said he trusts Comey’s word more than Trump’s.  "I think it's pretty clear I have more confidence in Director Comey," he told a reporter.


In a CNN interview with Don Lemon, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) compared Trump allegedly pressuring Comey to drop the Flynn investigation to the obstruction of justice cases that led to impeachment proceedings for former presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. 


With Comey out of the way, most Republicans want the hearings on Russia and the Trump campaign to be conducted by members of Congress. But Dems are calling for an independent commission.


Both sides say they want Comey to testify about any private conversations he had with the president.  


Seeing how the Trump administration is already unraveling, it’s not hard to predict his future.  All the corruption, collusion and outright lies are about to spontaneously combust.  It’s time to say the I-word.  Yes, it’s just a matter of time.


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