While special counsel Robert Mueller investigates whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, legal experts and scholars at the Brookings Institute have determined that the president likely broke the law by firing former FBI director James Comey and, as a result, could be impeached by Congress.
A new report from Brookings analysts Barry Berke, Noah Bookbinder and Norman Eisen found that Trump “likely obstructed justice” when he impeded the investigations of Michael Flynn and Russia’s election interference by firing Comey.” MORE
“WASHINGTON ― For those who watched President Donald Trump’s tirade in Phoenix Tuesday night and his angry news conference in New York a week earlier, and then recall his Twitter threats about nuclear weapons earlier this month, there is some good news: A president can be removed from office if his Cabinet deems him mentally unstable.
There is also bad news: The only person who can start that process, Vice President Mike Pence, has been loath to utter even a negative word about his boss.
And then there’s the worst news: Even a process that would effectively take the nuclear launch codes away from Trump far faster than impeachment ever could still may not be fast enough.” MORE
“The investigations are hitting home for Trump. If he had nothing to do with the Russia scandal, why are investigators talking to his secretary? The answer is that despite Trump’s claims that the collision never happened, his secretary’s name was mentioned by the person setting up the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and the Russian representative.” MORE