He must be removed from office….
That method would seem to be impeachment ….
But most of those calling for this do NOT understand how a Congress would remove a sitting American President….
Impeachment is just charging a President or any Federal office holder….
(17 US office holders have been impeached including Bill Clinton)
The US House does that on a simple vote and Donald Trump could be impeached ANY TIME after the Democrats have the majority there after January 3rd….
To actually convict a President or federal office holder?
You have to have super majority in the US Senate….
The composition of the US Senate come January 3rd , 2019 will be 53 REPUBLICANS and 47 Democrats and Independents…
Now we return to the convict part….
To actually convict Donald Trump of a whole LOT of crooked and some criminal things would take a ‘super majority’ of 67 US Senators to vote to convict…..
THAT is simply NOT gonna happen unless Trump’s support among the American public was down close to the single digits…
Lawmakers in Trump’s party are NOT going there….
And even Democratic Senator’s will NOT be happy to have voted to have kicked an American President out of office…..
You HAVE TO understand that absent Robert Mueller being able to actually show that Donald Trump committed something SO criminal that the American public would completely lose faith in him and DEMAND he step down or else?
(Mueller CAN get Grand Jury indictment’s against Trump, but his bosses at the Justice Dept. have a rule, NOT LAW, that sitting President cannot be charged with a crime…Vice President pence could also temperately remove Trump from office with a supporting vote from the cabinet members , but that ain’t gonna happen either)
Nancy Pelosi isn’t going out on a limb and charge ahead with an impeachment …..
Her and the countries best bet in Robert Mueller’s (And other Federal US Attorney’s) continual digging Trump into a whole along with the media …..
Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top allies are trying to stamp out the impeachment chatter spurred by a rapid-fire series of revelations that have brought special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe ever closer to the Oval Office.
Their goal: Give Mueller space and time to finish his work before considering impeachment proceedings while satisfying the Democrats’ burning desire to aggressively investigate Trump in the meantime.
“We must wait to see the entire picture and then engage the American people about how we go forward as a nation,” Pelosi told POLITICO in a statement. “We must protect the integrity of the Mueller investigation, so that the American people can get the full truth.”
For now, Pelosi seems to be pulling off the balancing act. Progressive Democrats who voted to begin an impeachment debate last year are now calling for patience. House staffers met with the special counsel’s office earlier this month to sort out which witnesses they could begin calling in 2019 without causing any problems. Democratic leaders are planning oversight hearings starting in January to highlight any White House attempts to interfere with Mueller’s work.
“It becomes harder and harder to make the case that this president hasn’t committed impeachable offenses. However, that information still has to get out to the American people,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state, a member of the Judiciary Committee and one of the roughly 60 Democrats who voted to begin impeachment debates last year.
“You really stand to lose something if you try to move impeachment before you have everything on the table,” added Jayapal, also a leader of the Democrats’ progressive wing, in an interview. “We don’t have everything on the table yet.”