Grass-roots campaign presses Democrats to start impeachment proceedings

Grass-roots campaign presses Democrats to start impeachment proceedings
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A grass-roots campaign on Tuesday launched an effort to urge House Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump tweets ICE will begin removing 'millions' of undocumented migrants MORE.

Stand Up America and its nearly 2.4 million members are planning to mobilize lawmakers through calls, a digital ad campaign, text messages and a new website, which will give constituents resources to reach out about impeachment.

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In a press release, the group called for an inquiry to be started in response to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's report on the findings in a nearly two-year investigation into Russia's election interference.

Mueller's investigation did not uncover proof of coordination between Trump's campaign and the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election, but did confirm the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia interfered in America's election.

The report did not make a conclusion on whether Trump or his administration committed obstruction of justice, but listed 10 examples of possible obstruction.

“The Mueller report exposes how Trump welcomed an attack on our democracy from a hostile foreign nation to help him win, and how he broke the law to cover up the truth," Stand Up America Founder and President Sean Eldridge said in a statement.

"It details over 10 episodes of obstruction of justice, including witness tampering, dangling pardons to discourage cooperation with prosecutors, and ordering the White House counsel to fire the special counsel—and then later to lie about that order. These are high crimes."

“We can’t hold off any longer.”

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCalifornia Democrat in swing district calls for Trump impeachment inquiry California Democrat in swing district calls for Trump impeachment inquiry Overnight Defense: US to send 1K more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions | Iran threatens to break limit on uranium production in 10 days | US accuses Iran of 'nuclear blackmail' | Details on key defense bill amendments MORE (D-Calif.) has faced increased pressure from many House Democrats in recent weeks to launch impeachment proceedings against the president.

The California lawmaker has maintained that beginning impeachment proceedings would be premature.

If the House does launch proceedings, GOP senators have promised to quash them.