More & More Democrats Are Coming Out For Impeachment After The Mueller Report
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The calls for President Donald Trump's impeachment have seemingly multiplied now that Special CounselRobert Mueller's report on the investigation into potential collusion between the president's 2016 campaign and Russia is public. Though the probe did not establish that the president committed a crime, it highlighted troubling conduct during his presidency, and politicians have been up in arms about it, calling for his removal from office. So who wants to impeach Donald Trump? It's really quite the list.
Several politicians have already expressed their support for impeachment in the wake of the report. If you've missed it, the nearly 400-page report, much of which was redacted, was released on April 18, includes damning evidence that Trump sought to derail the investigation into his campaign and presidency by attempting to fire Mueller and more. Although it ultimately neither condemned nor exonerated the president, the report found that the reason Trump failed to obstruct justice in stymieing the Mueller report is mostly because his aides refused to carry out his requests. Elite Daily reached out to the White House for comment regarding the details alleged in the report, but did not hear back. In a summary of the report released on March 24, Attorney General William Barr wrote that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had concluded that the president had not committed a crime, and as of publication Trump has been neither formally accused of nor convicted of any crime.
On the other hand, no crime is required for impeachment. "Even without Mueller's definitive conclusion on criminal behavior, there's no question that this is impeachable," legal scholar and author of A Citizen's Guide To Impeachment, Barbara Radnofsky, previously told Elite Daily. In her view, Trump's behavior merits impeachment "from his tweets to his appointees."
It's just not good, which is why some are recommending his removal from office. While as of publication, there have been no formal moves to impeach the president, these politicians are clearly ready to get started at any moment.