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Articles of Impeachment Against Trump Introduced

By just 6 House Democrats

(Newser) - A half-dozen Democrats on Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice and other offenses, in a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led House, the AP reports. Indeed, the large majority of Democrats seem intent on having nothing to do with... More »

Larry Flynt Will Pay $10M for Impeachment Dirt on Trump

'Hustler' publisher takes out full-page ad in 'Washington Post' looking for a 'smoking gun'

(Newser) - Pornography publisher Larry Flynt has apparently had it with the current administration and is offering "up to $10 million" to anyone who produces information that leads to President Trump's impeachment and removal from office, reports the AP . He lays out the offer in a full-page ad in the... More »

Vote to Impeach Trump Was Nearly Held Wednesday

Though the chances of it passing were essentially zero

(Newser) - While the actual impeachment of President Trump may never happen, a Congressional vote on it nearly did when Rep. Al Green of Texas read an impeachment resolution Wednesday on the House floor, the Washington Post reports. According to the Hill , Green introduced impeachment as a privileged resolution, which allows a... More »

Coulter Raises Impeachment After Trump's DACA Moves

Right seethes amid confusion over status of president's supposed deal with Democrats

(Newser) - So is there is a deal between President Trump and Democrats to protect "Dreamers" or not? Based on Thursday's confusion , the answer apparently boils down to semantics, observes Politico . But this much is clear: Trump and Democrats are close enough that the president's right-wing base is furious.... More »

Roger Stone: Anyone Voting to Impeach Trump Will Be in Danger

GOP strategist says move would cause civil war

(Newser) - Roger Stone did little to calm America's overheated political climate with remarks to TMZ this week: The veteran GOP strategist said any attempt to impeach President Trump would cause violence like America has never seen before—and any politician who voted for it would "endanger their own life.... More »

Democrat Launches Trump Impeachment Bid

Rep. Brad Sherman cites Comey firing

(Newser) - And so it begins? Rep. Brad Sherman formally launched a bid to impeach President Trump on Wednesday—but the move has next to no support among his fellow Democrats, let alone the House Republicans whose votes would be needed for impeachment. The measure's only co-sponsor was Rep. Al Green... More »

Report: White House Lawyers Looking Into Impeachment

Though officials believe impeachment is highly unlikely

(Newser) - White House lawyers started researching impeachment procedures this week in order to defend President Trump from potential efforts to remove him from office, reports CNN , citing "people briefed on the discussions." The unnamed sources say White House lawyers have consulted experts on impeachment. That being said, White House... More »

New Theme in Trump Stories: Mentions of the 'I-Word'

Talk of impeachment circulates, even as most say there's almost no chance

(Newser) - President Trump's latest troubles have even Republicans such as John McCain drawing comparisons to Watergate . An assessment at NPR notes that the "'I' word is creeping its way into the mainstream," but the piece emphasizes, twice, that the chance of a GOP-controlled Senate impeaching Trump is... More »

Comey Memo Shakes GOP

Trump could face obstruction of justice case

(Newser) - President Trump is no stranger to scandal, but reports that he asked former FBI director James Comey to halt the investigation of Michael Flynn may have taken things to the next level. The report may have been the last straw for congressional Republicans, who appeared to be shifting against Trump... More »

Woman Tells Her Dying Ex Trump Has Been Impeached

'He hated his effing guts'

(Newser) - The last thing 75-year-old Michael Garland Elliott heard was fake news and he died a happy man because of it, according to his ex-wife. Teresa Elliott, who remained close friends with her ex decades after they split up, tells the New York Daily News that she told Elliott, a "... More »

South Korea's President Is Removed From Office

Park Geun-hye booted from power after corruption scandal

(Newser) - A stunning fall for South Korea's leader: In a historic ruling Friday, the nation's Constitutional Court formally removed impeached President Park Geun-hye from office over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil, worsened an already serious national divide, and led to calls for sweeping... More »

South Korean President Impeached

Move caps stunning, swift fall for Park

(Newser) - South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury. Once formal documents are handed over to the presidential Blue House later Friday, Park will be stripped of... More »

South Korean Leader Offers to Resign in Surprise Move

Opposition calls surprise announcement a ploy to delay impeachment

(Newser) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that she will resign her office once Parliament develops a plan for a safe transfer of power. The surprise announcement—which the opposition called a ploy to delay impeachment—comes amid prosecution claims that she colluded with a friend who wielded government power... More »

Brazil's 1st Woman President Is Impeached

Dilma Rousseff is out after a 61-20 vote of the senate Wednesday

(Newser) - Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's first female president, was removed from office Wednesday, the New York Times reports. The Brazilian senate voted 61-20 to impeach Rousseff, reports the BBC , covering the two-thirds majority needed. Rousseff, who was suspended in May, was accused of illegally moving government funds between different budgets to... More »

As Prez Cries 'Coup,' 'Usurper,' Brazil Weighs Impeachment

Dilma Rousseff defends herself in 4th day of trial

(Newser) - Fighting to save her job, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told senators on Monday that the allegations against her have no merit and that history would judge the country if she is removed from office. "I know I will be judged, but my conscience is clear. I did not... More »

Oklahoma: Impeach Obama for Transgender Mandate

State's GOP lawmakers say bathroom directive in schools is unconstitutional

(Newser) - President Obama issued a mandate last week that transgender students must be allowed to use whichever bathroom and locker room they wish in any US public school—and now Oklahoma's GOP-heavy legislature wants him impeached for it, the Hill reports. A measure was filed Thursday night directing Oklahoma members... More »

Brazil Senate Suspends President

Dilma Rousseff loses impeachment vote, faces a 6-month trial

(Newser) - Will she resign? That's about the only suspense left in Brazil on Thursday after the Senate voted to proceed with an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff . The move means that Rousseff will be suspended from office while a trial that could last six months gets under way, reports... More »

'Worst Crisis': Brazil Senate Poised to Decide Rousseff's Fate

Impeachment proceedings could result in Dilma Rousseff's suspension and trial

(Newser) - Last month, Brazil's Congress voted to start impeachment proceedings against its beleaguered president, Dilma Rousseff. It's now come down to the country's Senate, which will decide Wednesday if she'll be suspended and put on trial in what the New York Times calls a "watershed" vote... More »

Brazil Starts 'Kafka-esque' Impeachment Debate

Lawmakers who want President Dilma Rousseff out allege finance rule violations

(Newser) - The lower chamber of Brazil's Congress has begun debate on whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff , with the crucial vote slated for Sunday, the AP reports. The government had carried out an unsuccessful bid before the country's Supreme Court to try to halt the process, but that appeal... More »

Yes, Impeach Dilma: Brazil Congressional Committee

Though outcome was largely symbolic

(Newser) - A congressional committee voted Monday to recommend that the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff move forward, bringing the possible ouster of the embattled leader a step closer. Rousseff is facing impeachment proceedings over allegations her administration violated fiscal rules to mask budget problems. Her opponents say the process is... More »

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