Trump Impeachment Petition Crosses 250,000 Signatures

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An online petition to have President Donald Trump removed from the Oval Office has reached more than a quarter-million signatures.

The petition was started at Change.org by The Million American Petition and has reached more than 264,300 signatures of its 300,000 goal, The Inquisitr reported.

After reaching their 300,000-signature goal, the group plans on delivering the petition to the U.S. Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, and The People Of The United States of America.

The petition accuses Trump of treason and violating the Patriot Act. It suggests that Trump conspired with the Russian government to swing the 2016 presidential election in his favor, and that Trump oses an “immediate threat to national security and his use of intimidation as president presents undeniable challenges in this investigation.”

The petition also states that Trump violated federal law under civil and criminal ordinances by using hate speech against immigrants and people of the Muslim faith.

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“Donald J.Trump’s leadership poses a threat to the peace and safety of our nation on both national and international levels," the petition reads. "His immoral reputation and misconduct are an embarrassment and threat to the freedoms this country stands for and will not be tolerated by United States citizens."

Documentary director Michael Moore also recently took to Facebook to say that now is the right time to impeach Trump.

"‪My friends, we have the most colossal mistake in our history sitting right now in the Oval Office. And there is only one way to rectify it: TRUMP MUST BE IMPEACHED," Moore wrote in the lengthy Facebook post. "We can NOT wait until November of 2020 for that to happen. We simply won't make it til then."

"The country we know as the United States of America will not be the same after three more years of Trump. You know it and I know it," Moore continued. "Turning the TV off and trying to avoid the daily insanity won't make him go away.‬"

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Moore then provided a link to another website called Need To Impeach, which calls for the removal of Trump. According to the website, more than 2,797,200 people have signed its petition.

That petition appears to have been created by Tom Steyer. The petition accuses Trump of lying about his dealings with Russia, discussing pardoning his "aides, family members and even himself," and threatening our national security by "refusing to stand up to Russia and engaging in brinkmanship with North Korea."

According to Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution, a president can only be removed from office if convicted of treason, bribery, or high crimes, The Inquisitr reports. Trump has not been convicted of any of the above at this time.

Sources: The Inquisitr, Change.org, Michael Moore/Facebook, Need to Impeach / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: Gage Skidmore/Flickr, Karl-Ludwig Poggemann/Flickr

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