A House Democrat is determined to begin drafting impeachment articles against President Donald Trump before former FBI Director James Comey testifies about the president's alleged attempt to end the Russia investigation.
Texas Representative Al Green was the first House Democrat to call for the impeachment of Trump on the House floor back in May, shortly after the president fired Comey. He insists that Trump obstructed justice after he admitted to a reporter that his decision had to do with "this Russia thing," The Inquisitr reported.
“The remedy for obstructing justice is impeachment," Green said, reports The Washington Times. "The firing, coupled with the statement, indicated that the president intended to do what he did.”
On June 6, Green announced in a statement that he will be drafting at least one article of impeachment against Trump. However, the House Democrat said he is unsure when the documents will actually be filed and added that he would like some public feedback before moving forward.
Comey is set to testify before Congress on June 8 regarding whether Trump had pressured him to stop his investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his communication with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election. Green said that regardless of what Comey says, Trump is guilty.
“This is obstruction of justice. This will continue to be obstruction of justice regardless of testimony given by Mr. James Comey," Green said. "This will remain obstruction of justice regardless of the findings of any investigation.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently appeared on daytime talk show "The View." She avoided the topic of impeachment, even though co-host Joy Behar tried bringing it up.
Unlike Green, Pelosi said she is waiting for more information before going through impeachment proceedings.
“When that word comes up I always say to my colleagues in the Congress, my constituents, and people across the country what I said before: anything you do has to be based on data, evidence, facts," Pelosi said. "So you can speculate but it’s got to be the law and the facts and how they match up.”
Two other senior House Democratic leadership aides confirmed that Green did not run his impeachment plans past Pelosi or give anyone else any warning that he would be drafting articles of impeachment against the president.
Comey wrote in a memo about his recent private meeting with Trump in the Oval Office, CNN reported. He wrote that the president told him: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go."
"I replied only that 'he is a good guy.'" Comey wrote. "I did not say I would 'let this go.'"