Democratic Congressman Drafts Articles Of Impeachment: "The Facts Are Indisputable... This Is Obstruction Of Justice"

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Texas Democrat Al Green says he’s readying the paperwork to officially call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, a notable escalation from three weeks ago, when he first called for the president’s removal on the floor of the House.

As the Hill reports, it’s unclear when Green will officially introduce the articles he’s currently drafting. It’s also unclear if he’ll have any co-sponsors, though Green has not been alone in his calls for impeaching Trump (he has somehow beaten California Democrat Maxine Waters to the punch).

But regardless of when he files them, Green’s articles have little chance of seeing the light of day in a House chamber controlled by Republicans, who have rallied behind Trump amid multiple investigations into ties between Russia and members of the president’s inner circle.

Even Democrats are wary of impeachment, having allegedly hit upon the strategy of playing up Trump’s missteps, believing it will work to their favor in the midterms. Here’s the Hill with more:

“Green’s effort comes even as Democratic leaders are treading much more lightly in their approach to the Russia-Trump saga. With Trump’s approval rating underwater - and new details in the Russia probe emerging almost daily - party leaders sense an opportunity to make huge gains at the polls in 2018 and don’t want to overplay their hand.

 

They’ve tamped down any talk of impeachment, calling instead for the creation of an independent, 9/11-style commission to investigate the Russia inquiry.

Green’s criticisms focus on Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the administration’s probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections.

The facts are simple and indisputable. The President fired the FBI Director because the director was investigating the President’s campaign connections to Russian interference in the Presidential Election,” Green said Tuesday evening in a statement.

 

“This is obstruction of justice.”

That’s actually not true. The facts suggest that Trump did nothing wrong. And as CNN reported yesterday, it appears that the former FBI director has changed his mind once again and decided to stop short of accusing Trump of obstruction when he testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. Don’t forget: Comey already testified that he was not pressured by the administration earlier this year.

Even Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi agreed that nobody has provided a smoking gun to justify an impeachment on the grounds of obstruction.  “The only thing that matters are the facts – the facts and the law.” And right now, there’s absolutely no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians, or that Trump obstructed justice.

Green has rejected that argument, contending that Trump’s actions have already risen to a level demanding congressional intervention.

“This will remain obstruction of justice regardless of the findings of any investigation,” he said.

As this graphic from Statista shows, impeachment is a lengthy process and requires a simple majority from the House Judiciary Committee, the House of Representatives and a two-thirds majority of the Senate.

Infographic: What an Impeachment Would Look Like | Statista

You will find more statistics at Statista

Still, we are sure The Democrats have the ability to wait this out for another three-and-a-half years... and odds of impeachment are ticking up very slightly once again...

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aloha_snakbar's picture

Ask James Commies opinion...if anyone knows about obstruction of justice... he does...

tmosley's picture

SHHHHEEEEEEEEEEIIIIIIITTTTT

847328_3527's picture

Al Green from Houston was allegedly heavily funded by .... can you guess...soros in the last election.

oDumbo's picture

What a fucking racist!  If odumbo did the exact same thing (except that odumbo did so much more without black congressmen giving a shit) this piece of shit would be yawning instead of spitting hot sauce all over the room.  Vile racist pig!  Why can't black, brown and any other skin color be racist?  Oh...they are, but worse.

Occident Mortal's picture

Dems wanna put Pence in chair in the Oval Office?

Yeah right.

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

One more fucktard sound bite for the fake news to run with as they campaign for leftists.

Dukes's picture

Will it be transcribed from Ebonics to English before it's presentation?

krispkritter's picture

When you see this guy, Waters, Hank Johnson, etc., it only reinforces my belief of those studies on IQ and race.  Holy f'in shite Batman, where's the alcohol, I can't take these mofos anymore.  It just hurts ma brain...

Pure Evil's picture

These people should go back to obsessing over whether Guam will tip over or not.

gladih8r's picture

This is what happens when you take a break from draining the swamp Don..... you allow the scum of the earth to take the initiative and drive their agenda forward.

 

Keyser's picture

Al Green and Sheila Jackson Lee are proof positive that some Texans are dumber than a bag of rocks... Who votes for these imbeciles because real Texans are smarter than this? 

918pigpen's picture

 

One "FACT" is Irrefutable!!

Al Green be a Fuckin Dumbass!!

JRobby's picture

Is he a relative of David Paterson?

wildbad's picture

..all going according to plan.

even the repubs are betting on a forgetful public in 3+ years.

any republican who buys this dip MUST lose his seat. MUST LOSE HIS STATUS

posedsta's plan step 1a

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Ah Fleeba, Flooba, Flobba.

Ah Fleeba, Flooba, Flobba

Bubba Rum Das's picture

"Will it be transcribed from Ebonics to English before it's presentation?"

Yes, and furthermore, we would also like to know what evidence this Negro has to back up his claims of "Obstruction of Justice?" in regards to Mr. Comey & Mr. Trump?

Kayman's picture

Bleachbitting your emails. Nothing to see here.  Meeting Loretta Lynch on the tarmac. Nothing to see.

The Dirty Noxious Criminals have special set of rose-colored glasses.

Itinerant's picture

"Independant 9/11 investigation" -- journalists who were really paying attention.

Sofa King's picture

...and on today's episode of "This 'Ol Box"

NoDebt's picture

"This will remain obstruction of justice regardless of the findings of any investigation"

There's the level-headed, straight-thinking we've all grown so fond of the Democrat party providing.  And you have any doubt these people won't shit-can the whole Constitution if given the opportunity?

Worse than Bill Ackman and his religious obsession with destroying Herbalife.  Destory everything to prove that you're right, no matter what the facts say.

There are few things in this world more dangerous than a "true believer".

 

Dutti's picture

Well said no debt.

In a way I am thankful for such clowns. As usual it will help the level headed people to open their eyes.

yrad's picture

"There is nothing more dangerous than an idiot with a cause."

besnook's picture

.......and the entire world laughs at the usa.........

NoDebt's picture

As well they should.  How we got so bullshit so fast (within my adult lifetime) will be one of the great studies for future anthropologists.  

Pure Evil's picture

Yeah, the Dumbocrats are insane, but all in all they still put on a pretty good comedy show.

HumanMan's picture

They have to have a vote on the allegations so they can see what's in them.

Mr Hankey's picture

Like 911 & patriot act?

Jedclampetisdead's picture

No its sssshhhheeeeeiiit. Nigga

Mr Hankey's picture

Weeze KANGZ' n'sssshhhheeeeeiiit!  gypshuns!!!

drendebe10's picture

Progressive liberal democraps are the meanest nastiest hypocrite disrespectful into Fukemalllerant divisive turds on the face of the earth

ACP's picture

All the draft said was "Yo momo shit mo muhfucka shit muh dick for sho no' be predent". Didn't understand any of it.

yrad's picture

Spoiler alert.. The Congressman is black.

Pure Evil's picture

That's a drop of 25 IQ points right there.

krispkritter's picture

Would Bill Maher be allowed to call him a 'House' Nigger? Or just Congressman?

Squid Viscous's picture

Is that GI Joe with the Kung Fu Grip?

Krungle's picture

What has somehow been conveniently forgotten in all of this is that among the Hillary and Co. emails, there is an unambiguous exchange between State and the FBI Counterintelligence office wherein the State Dept. specifically asks the FBI to drop the investigation in exchange for some cushy foreign assignments for FBI personnel. Not only where there multiple FBI investigations into the Clinton crime cartel, they did obstruct justice multiple times on record.

Pure Evil's picture

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...............we're currently trying to sweep all of that under the Congressional rug.

Winston Churchill's picture

Must be fake news, he's illiterate.

krispkritter's picture

I think him and Hank Johnson shared the same brain cell and it's on life support.

SandiaMan's picture

Fuck You Al Green

asteroids's picture

He's black, not green :-)

FullHedge's picture

Shocking. A black Democrat calling for impeachment.

847328_3527's picture

Too bad none of the black Congrssmen spend even a minute helping out their own black people by creating jobs or opportunities. Instead, they only line their pockets with payola and vomit foul language.

Bill of Rights's picture

Go suck a big Dick Green you got nothing...FUCKEN CLINTON SHOULD BE IN JAIL! WHAT! YOU DON'T SEE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

POS! The fuck this Turd with a head know about “obstruction of justice.”