While some Democrats now look to President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia as the coup de grace for impeaching the real estate magnate, others think the president’s Twitter feed might hold the answer.
Last month — and without evidence —the president accused his predecessor of wiretapping Trump Tower in the months leading up to the election. Calling former President Barack Obama a “bad (or sick) guy," Trump fired off rounds of accusations on Twitter, sparking the latest media frenzy.
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
To Feldman — and he said, the Constitution — the only way to handle presidential misconduct is an impeachment proceeding.
Writing for Bloomberg earlier this month, Feldman said Trump’s claims, if proved false, could be a “major scandal” that “could get [him] impeached.”
Ordering domestic wiretaps, an overreach of power for the executive office, would be a "serious abuse" punishable by impeachment, Feldman says. So are accusations against political opponents without evidence, which, the professor says, "deform the democratic process."
This isn't the first talk of Trump's impeachment. Metro has explored other reasons for possible removal from office, including: