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Thursday, July 13, 2017

House Democrat Files First Articles Of Impeachment Against President Donald Trump Wednesday July 12,2017

A California Democrat has followed through on threats to file impeachment articles against President Donald Trump, but there remains little indication that the effort will progress in the near future.

The resolution filed Wednesday July 12,2017 by Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., is largely identical to a draft Sherman floated last month - one that accuses Trump of obstructing justice by "threatening, and then terminating" former FBI Director James B. Comey and includes language lifted from the impeachment charges against President Richard M. Nixon.

The four-page resolution, H.Res.438, garnered a single co-sponsor upon introduction: Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, who has also been an outspoken proponent of impeachment proceedings against Trump but has not filed a resolution of his own.

The filing of an impeachment resolution against a president in itself is not terribly uncommon. Since Nixon, individual members of Congress have sought the impeachment of presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. What is much more serious is the launch of a formal inquiry by the House Judiciary Committee, and the subsequent adoption of impeachment articles by the House, resulting in a Senate trial.

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