Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who served under President Clinton, floated four reasons this week that he said could justify an effort to impeach President Trump.
"By my count, there are now four grounds to impeach Trump. The fifth seems to be on its way," Reich tweeted alongside a screenshot of his reasons.
By my count, there are now four grounds to impeach Trump. The fifth seems to be on its way. pic.twitter.com/PfAw0a0hfU— Robert Reich (@RBReich) March 9, 2017
Reich, an outspoken supporter of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSunday shows preview: Aftermath of failed healthcare bill Michael Moore warns Dems: Now is not the time to gloat Warren: 'Today is a great day... but I'm not doing a touchdown dance' MORE (I-Vt.) in the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries and a vocal critic of Trump, argued that Trump was " 'unfaithfully' executing his duties as president by accusing his predecessor, President Obama, of undertaking an illegal (and impeachable act)," alluding to Trump's claim that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower last year.
Trump has faced questions over potential conflicts of interest surrounding his business empire, control of which was handed over to his two adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, while the rest of his assets were placed in a blind trust. Many have criticized the trust, saying it does not effectively deter potential conflicts of interest.
Trump's attorney also said at a press conference that Trump would give any hotel profits originating from a foreign government to the U.S. Treasury.
The president has also come under fire for his executive order on immigration and over White House press secretary Sean Spicer holding a press "gaggle" — an informal, off-camera briefing — last month with select outlets.
Reich also said "evidence is mounting that Trump colluded with Russian operatives to win the 2016 presidential election," which he listed as a fifth potential reason to impeach Trump.
"The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Trump. The practical question is whether there is the political will. As long as Republicans remain in the majority in the House (where a bill of Impeachment originates), it's unlikely," Reich continued.