Yes, Trump is getting pounded — but it doesn’t mean impeachment is imminent – World

Until this month, the impeachment drumbeat never sounded so loud. And the hits just kept coming.

Thump. 

A reported memo from former FBI director James Comey detailing how Donald Trump allegedly requested he end an investigation into his ousted national security adviser.

Thump.

The U.S. president’s firing of Comey, who was overseeing another investigation of alleged Trump campaign ties with the Russians.

Thump. 

Trump’s apparent confirmation of reports he shared classified intelligence about terrorism with Russian diplomats.

Thump, thump, thump.

Amid the battery of potentially damaging news stories, calls to bring impeachment proceedings against Trump are being amplified by demands that he should be impeached for the “high crime” of obstruction of justice.

The allegations concern Comey’s memo about Trump pressuring him to end a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned in February after it came to light that he lied to the vice-president about speaking with the Russian ambassador.

Republican Senator John McCain on Wednesday compared it to the 1970s scandal that ended the presidency of Richard Nixon, saying Trump’s political wrongdoings were “reaching a point where it’s of Watergate size and scale.”

But does it mean Congress will move on a political remedy to remove Trump from office, deeming him no longer fit to carry out the duties of the presidency?

Constitutional and congressional scholars don’t think so. Not as long as Trump’s Republican base holds strong. 

During a commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on Wednesday, Donald Trump said about himself: ‘No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.’ (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

While Trump has historically low polling numbers for a president (36 per cent, according to the latest Quinnipiac data), his support from his own party remains…

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