Liberal group MoveOn calls for Trump to be impeached

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Liberal advocacy group called for President Trump’s impeachment Thursday after the release of former FBI Director James Comey’s opening testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“In the United States, no one is above the law. The testimony that former FBI Director James Comey is expected to deliver today makes clear that Congress must begin impeachment proceedings immediately,” the statement reads.

“Today’s testimony puts us in fundamentally new territory. This is no longer about our opposition to Trump’s policies and rhetoric.”

{mosads}The advocacy group was formed to defend former President Clinton in 1998 when he faced impeachment. The name “MoveOn” suggested at the time Republicans should literally move on and stop trying to impeach the president.

MoveOn’s call for Trump’s impeachment is not the only one. Democratic Reps. Al Green (Texas) and Brad Sherman (Calif.) have also called for the president’s impeachment.

Sherman said he was drafting a single article of impeachment due to Trump’s firing of Comey. This would be the first step in any congressional bid to oust the president.

However, House Democratic leaders have pushed back on calls for impeachment, saying the efforts could undermine the congressional and federal investigations into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling.

MoveOn’s statement comes hours before the former FBI chief will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. The former FBI head put out his opening own opening statement on Wednesday, in which he says the president said he expected Comey’s loyalty and that Trump wanted him to “lift the cloud” surrounding the Russia investigation.

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