22 July 2019 - 18:32
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Two Democratic congressmen, who have invested considerably in efforts at subjecting President Donald Trump to an impeachment investigation, pledge to keep up the endeavor.

RNA - Representative Al Green of Texas, who forced an impeachment vote last week, but had the bid staved off by House Democratic leaders, has threatened to give the push another try, The Hill reported on Sunday.

Steve Cohen, his fellow representative, who introduced articles of impeachment in the last Congress, also said he planned to do so again.

“I've been thinking about it the whole year, and I've annotated the last articles we had that had encompassed everything he had done at the time of their filing, in November 2017, to include what I think are the most important impeachable actions,” said Cohen, who represents Tennessee.

“I suspect by sometime in the fall, I'll probably file it, but it depends on his additional, further impeachable behavior, if more is exhibited,” he continued, adding, “I expect it will be.”

Cohen introduced five articles of impeachment in 2017. Those charged Trump with obstructing justice in firing former FBI director James Comey; violating the foreign emoluments clause -- which bars public officials from receiving gifts from foreign governments without congressional consent -- and the domestic emoluments clause -- which bars the president from profiting from his office -- and undermining the courts and the press.

So far, 87 Democrats have endorsed the drive to form the impeachment investigation against Trump. The number of the supporters grew by several more last week after the president told New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as well as Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib from Michigan -- both Muslims -- and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts in a tweet to ”go back where they came from.”

The newspaper said, “That list is likely to grow after Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on Wednesday.”

Former special counsel Robert Mueller completed his nearly two-year long probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election that led to Trump’s victory, in March, and the Justice Department released a redacted copy of his report in April.

In two nationally televised back-to-back hearings on Wednesday before the dual committees, Democrats are expected to try and get Mueller to focus his testimony on specific examples of Trump's misconduct.

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