Sherman Unveils Proposed Article of Impeachment Against Trump

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And a poll taken in the aftermath of the Comey hearing shows 49 percent of Americans believe Trump committed obstruction of justice and 47 percent support impeachment, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Monday. "If a real Trump scandal comes along, the Democrats will be haunted by a decision to spend their political capital and credibility on a scandal that came up short".

Rep. Brad Sherman listens to former FBI Director James Comey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017.

"You are not going to get another "All the President's Men" out of this story", he said, adding that "so far, there is no silver bullet that will bring the president down". "The removal of Donald Trump, which I think is necessary for the national interest, is a long road". "I've gotten some encouragement from a one has said it is inappropriate to move forward at the current time".

Earlier on May 9, Trump had fired James Comey from his post following which former FBI director Robert Muller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as special prosecutor to take over investigation into Russia's interference in United States presidential elections.

Sherman acknowledges that his article of impeachment is unlikely to pass.

Democratic leaders, like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have sought to quell talk of impeachment, urging patience with the investigative process into the president's alleged ties with Russian Federation.

"The White House said he's not a liar", she said in a Friday appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe", referring to a statement from White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah H. Sanders.

Rep. Brad Sherman said Monday he has circulated an article of impeachment among his fellow House members.

"I would hope that the Article, once submitted, would receive expeditious consideration by the Judiciary Committee", Sherman said. "However, if it becomes clear that such consideration is not forthcoming, I (after consultation with colleagues and leadership) will make a privileged motion that the entire House of Representatives immediately debate the Article" - thus forcing "our first impeachment-related vote".

Once filed, Sherman's resolution would be the first article of impeachment introduced in the 115th Congress. However, as to Obstruction of Justice... the evidence we have is sufficient to move forward now.