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 he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 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 MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by 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 PelosiHouse Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Overnight Energy: Pelosi vows bold action to counter 'existential' climate threat | Trump jokes new light bulbs don't make him look as good | 'Forever chemicals' measure pulled from defense bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson – House progressives may try to block vote on Pelosi drug bill | McConnell, Grassley at odds over Trump-backed drug pricing bill | Lawmakers close to deal on surprise medical bills 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.