At the top of the list were reports that President Trump had asked former FBI Director James B. Comey to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser.
“Political punters are wondering how many more scandals can Trump overcome”, said Ladbrokes spokeswoman Jessica Bridge.”And despite the short price on offer, money has poured in for the President to be impeached, leaving us with little option but to cut the odds”.
Flynn was forced to resign one day before the conversation between Comey and Trump, after it was revealed that Flynn lied to Vice President Mike Pence about connections he had with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go”, Trump told Comey, according to the memo as reported by the Times. “He is a good guy”.
“Every day, we are all surprised by some other twist and turn of this issue so I can only respond now, and now I do not think that is a rational approach”, McCain said.
Troubled by the President’s request, Comey made a paper trail of the interaction. White House Officials have tried to limit the amount of damage caused but Trump has been open about his actions. Reports have suggested that the President may have done this because Comey was looking into ties between Russian Federation and Trump during the Presidential election.
Flynn also was paid to lobby on behalf of the Turkish government, without disclosing it, while working in the Trump campaign-a possible violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
There are reasons why Green is calling for impeachment.
. Rep. Maxine Water (D-Calif.) has called for impeachment proceedings since February. “President Trump must be held accountable via the impeachment process for violating the anti-corruption provisions of the U.S. Constitution and for engaging in obstruction of justice”.
But not all Democrats are ready to pull the trigger.
“I was in the Nixon administration, as you know, and I thought after watching the Clinton impeachment I’d never see another one”, Gergen told host Anderson Cooper. “Impeachment may come down the line, but right now we need the facts”.
During his floor speech, Rep.
Green also noted that “impeachment does not mean the president will be found guilty”.
I do not envy the lawyers and communications specialists whose burden it is to represent the president in his credibility contest with Comey, whom Trump dismissed, by his own account, over his frustration at the FBI’s continuing interest in the Trump-Russia nexus.
Spokeswoman Jessica Bridge added that Ladbrokes had taken close to 50,000 pounds on various wagers over Trump’s future, including whether he would be impeached and the year he might be replaced. No Republicans have publicly voiced support for impeaching Trump. “So I would urge the White House … we really need to try to reset here because the American people are quickly losing the trust and confidence in our government”.