Petition to impeach President Donald Trump has been signed by almost one million people

Nick Reilly
President Donald Trump’s ties with Russia have come under increased scrutiny (Picture: AP)

A petition to impeach President Donald Trump has been signed by almost one million people.

The lobby, which has been launched on ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org, calls on congress to investigate whether there are significant grounds to impeach the President.

Citing conflict of interest as a possible cause for impeachment, the petition states: ‘President Trump’s personal and business holdings in the United States and abroad present unprecedented conflicts of interest.

‘Indeed, President Trump has admitted he has conflicts of interest in some cases. For example, the Trump Organization has licensing deals with two Trump Towers in Istanbul, and has received up to $10 million from developers since 2014.

The website has received over 900,000 signatures (Picture: Impeachdonaldtrump)

‘President Trump admitted recently that “I have a little conflict of interest, because I have a major, major building in Istanbul”‘.

But even if the petition reaches one million signatures, it is unlikely that it will lead to direct action.

At a federal level,  the United States Constitution states that the president and the vice-president can only be removed from office if they are convicted of treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanours.

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At present, a committee is investigating President Trump’s alleged ties to Russia during the Presidential Election, with a leading Democrat claiming that the investigation is likely to lead to imprisonment for those involved.

Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro told CNN: ‘The FBI, as part of our counterintelligence effort, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.

‘That includes investigating the nature of any links between associates of the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and the Russian effort.

‘I cannot say more about what we are doing and whose conduct we are examining.’

 

 

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