Top Democrat donor pushes for Trump impeachment

Top Democrat donor pushes for Trump impeachment
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Leading Democratic Party donor Tom Steyer is asking lawmakers to begin the impeachment process for President Trump.
 
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Steyer, whose superPAC NextGen Climate Action poured about $100 million into the 2016 election, penned a letter Friday to Congress persuading them that Trump had obstructed justice and asking them to begin the impeachment process.
  
In the letter, Steyer argues that the “clear and undisputed facts about Mr. Trump’s attempt to impede an FBI investigation demand an immediate impeachment inquiry by the House of Representatives.”
 
The letter was first reported by The Huffington Post.
 
According to Steyer, Trump’s alleged interference into the investigation of his campaign’s possible ties to Russia “clearly meets the standards of impeachment” as set by the articles drafted against former Presidents Richard Nixon in 1974 and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonJudiciary members battle over whether GOP treated fairly in impeachment hearings Lawmakers clash on Trump, Clinton impeachment comparisons Live coverage: House panel debates articles of impeachment MORE in 1998.
 
Most Democrat lawmakers have publicly avoided talk of impeachment even as controversy swirls around Trump.
 
In a press conference Wednesday, Reps. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenDemocrats reach cusp of impeachment Feehery: Losing faith in the people and the Constitution Warren, Buttigieg fight echoes 2004 campaign, serves as warning for 2020 race MORE (D-Texas) and Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) announced they are drafting articles of impeachment against the president.