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France 24 11 Jan 2021

Trump impeachment: Democrats seek to remove Trump from White House


Congressional #Democrats begin their drive to force President Donald #Trump from office this week, with a House vote on articles of #impeachment expected as early as Wednesday that could make him the only president in #US history to be impeached twice. FRANCE 24 International Affairs Commentator Douglas Herbert tells us more.

Members of President Trump's Cabinet have discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from power in light of Wednesday's assault on the U.S. Capitol. "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan joined CBSN to discuss the latest developments.
John Bolton, who formerly served as national security adviser under U.S. President Donald Trump, said the costs and benefits of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump must be weighed.
Democrats have introduced an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for his role in last week's deadly invasion of the Capitol.

The article filed in the House on Monday accuses Mr Trump of "incitement of insurrection".

Democrats say a vote on the article will go ahead in the House on Wednesday unless Vice-President Mike Pence invokes constitutional powers to remove Mr Trump from office.

Mr Pence is said to oppose the idea.

Calls for Mr Trump's resignation, removal from office or impeachment have grown among Democrats and some Republicans in the days following the riots in Congress in which five people died.

The impeachment resolution accuses the president of encouraging his supporters to storm the Capitol building at a rally in which Mr Trump alleged, without evidence, that November's presidential election was "stolen" from him.
Democrats in Congress are pushing to remove President Trump from office with either a second impeachment or use of the 25th Amendment. Kim Wehle, professor of law at the University of Baltimore, joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the legal process.

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