A Texas Democrat and member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Al Green, is working on a bill of indictment against U.S. President Donald Trump, which is the first step in the procedure of impeachment, writes The Hill.
‘Green… is readying the articles of impeachment that mark the first official step in any congressional bid to remove a sitting president. Green’s criticisms focus on Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the administration’s probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections. Trump had reportedly pressured Comey earlier in the year to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security advisor, who was fired after lying about the nature of his conversations with a Russian ambassador’, reads the article.
‘The articles have little chance of seeing the light of day in a House chamber controlled by Republicans, who have rallied behind Trump amid multiple investigations into ties between Russia and members of the president’s inner circle,’ the story goes on. 'The facts are simple and indisputable. The President fired the FBI Director because the Director was investigating the President’s campaign connections to Russian interference in the Presidential Election,' Green said Tuesday evening in a statement, as quoted by The Hill.
Under the U.S. laws, the bill of indictment against federal authority should be presented at the House of Representatives. Then, the U.S. Senate will have to vote for the impeachment; 67 of 100 votes are necessary.