Democrats Initiate Impeachment Articles Against Trump

White House Press Secretary said Democrats should spend more time “focusing on tax relief for American families”.

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On Wednesday, House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump, reported CNN. Rep Steve Cohen, put forward five articles of impeachment against Trump, including obstruction of justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey and diminishing press freedom, among other things. House Democrats, however, conceded that since Republicans control both houses of Congress, their efforts may not be realised.

There are many reasons why I think the President is an awful President, an awful person, but not all those reasons rise to the level of impeaching a sitting President. We are not seeking his impeachment because of what he did before he was President.
Rep Luis Gutiérrez, co-sponsor of the bill

In response to the articles, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Democrats should spend more time “focusing on tax relief for American families and businesses,” than wasting it on calling for impeachment.

Meanwhile, Fox News Channel says it won't air any more ads from a wealthy Democratic donor advocating Trump's impeachment due to its viewers' strong negative reaction.

One negative reaction was from Trump himself, who tweeted that donor Tom Steyer was "wacky and totally unhinged."

Steyer, a billionaire hedge fund operator, calls on television viewers to sign a petition urging Trump's impeachment. His lawyer, Brad Deutsch, said Monday that 1.5 million people had signed the petition.

Three times on the morning of 27 October, the ad aired during Fox & Friends, the morning show popular with Trump and his fans. Steyer had bought seven more ads for the following week on Fox News, Deutsch said, but the company called and canceled them.

(With inputs from AP.)

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