Cambridge passes resolution calling for Trump impeachment investigation

Cambridge passes resolution calling for Trump impeachment investigation
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Cambridge, Mass., voted to approve a resolution calling for Congress to begin an impeachment investigation into President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Freedom Caucus calls for Congress to work on shutdown through break Democrat previews Mueller questions for Trump’s AG nominee Trump inaugural committee spent ,000 on makeup for aides: report MORE.

The Cambridge city council's resolution passed 7-1 on Monday evening, according to multiple reports.

The resolution calls to probe would probe whether “sufficient grounds exist for the impeachment of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States including but not limited to the violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause and the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution,” according to a report by ABC News.

The city’s resolution argues Trump’s control over the Trump Organization has been in violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution “from the day he took office.”

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According to the Associated Press, a majority in Cambridge voted for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump boasts about checking gas prices while in motorcade: 'You think Hillary Clinton would've done that?' Harry Reid on Iraq War vote: 'It tainted my heart' New Hampshire is ‘must-win’ state for Warren, says veteran political reporter MORE in the November election. The city sits right outside Boston and is home to Harvard University and MIT. 

Trump announced in January, prior to his inauguration, that he would transfer control of his business to his adult sons.

In a letter dated the day before his inauguration, the president wrote "I, Donald Trump, hereby resign from each and every office and position I hold in the entities listed," ABC reported. 

Cambridge joins a handful of cities, including Berkeley, Alameda and Richmond, Calif., calling for Trump to be impeached, according to reports.

 

—Updated at 9:55 p.m.