Will US Democrats decide to launch impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump?

leading Democratic lawmaker said Sunday that his party would likely decide within a few weeks whether a move to impeach US President Donald Trump would be “the best course for the country,” AFP reported.

 

Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of the House intelligence committee, said that since Republicans control the Senate—and would likely block an effort to oust Trump—Democrats face a quandary after special counsel Robert Mueller found no coordination between Russia and the Trump election campaign, but cited 10 episodes of potential obstruction involving Trump.

 

“We will have to decide, do we nonetheless go through an impeachment—because to do otherwise would signal that somehow this president’s conduct is okay, that future presidents can engage in this kind of corruption without consequence—or do we decide that we are better off doing oversight ... rather than a formal impeachment?” Schiff said.

 

The Source: The NY Times, AFP

22.04.2019

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