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Donald Trump Ripe for Impeachment According to Former Labor Secretary

Donald Trump Ripe for Impeachment According to Former Labor Secretary
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Donald Trump Ripe for Impeachment According to Former Labor Secretary

Donald Trump has managed to become the most controversial president that America has ever had. It’s safe to say that he may even be more controversial than Watergate.

The truth is, there are some people who are already remarking that Trump must be impeached. Certain politicians, students, and other experts believe there’s enough reason to remove him from office.

Former labor secretary believes Trump has already violated a number of rules

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich believes there are four reasons why President Donald Trump can now be impeached. First, he believes Trump is no longer “faithfully” executing the laws and the Constitution. This is after he accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping him.

Second is that Article 1 Section 9 of the Constitution prevents “foreign government officials from taking anything of value from foreign governments.” Reich believes the Trump International Hotel owned by the POTUS is making a lot of money. That’s thanks to all the foreign diplomatic delegations it has been receiving as guests recently.

Third is that Trump is also reportedly in violation of the 1st Amendment to the Constitution. This is due to the travel ban that he had imposed against six predominantly Muslim countries.

Fourth, the POTUS also made a violation when he called the press the “enemy of the people” in a tweet. He then limited the news outlets allowed in the news conferences of the White House.

Lastly, Trump may have committed treason based on evidence that he “colluded with Russian operatives to win the 2016 election.” Reich added, “By my count, there are now four grounds to impeach Trump. The fifth seems to be on its way.”

Congress may have grounds to impeach Trump if Russian allegations are true

Meanwhile, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) also said that Trump should be impeached if proven that his campaign worked with Russia in order to win the election. “And if there was collusion and any support for undermining our democracy, I think the president should be impeached,” she said in an interview according to a report from The Hill.

Trump tweeting about Obama allegedly wiretapping him declassified a warrant

On the other hand, a report from PoliticusUSA revealed that Trump may be impeached based on the tweets that he had been sending out as he continues to accuse Obama of wiretapping him. These tweets had reportedly managed to declassify a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant that was granted to the FBI back in October 2016. This was meant to cover surveillance any activity of “‘U.S. persons’ in Donald Trump’s campaign with ties to Russia.”

According to the Federal Judicial Center, a FISA warrant is served to a U.S. citizen who “may be involved in the commission of a crime.”

Two students says Congress could decide if Donald Trump is not mentally fit to serve

Yale Law School students Samuel Breidbart and Vinay Nayak also believe it is possible for Congress to remove Trump from office without impeaching him. According to a story they wrote for TIME, the Congress can evaluate Trump’s fitness for office. Thirty-five mental health professionals had also said that Trump is showing “grave emotional instability.” While the president’s physician had declared him fit for office prior to his assuming office, both Breidbart and Nayak said,” Congress might have a different opinion.”

 

 

About Jennifer Ong

Jennifer Ong has been covering and writing stories since 1998. Over the years, she has worked on stories on business, health, lifestyle, entertainment and travel. She has also previously written shows for television. When she's not on the job, she enjoys wine and Formula 1.

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