A history professor who predicted Trump would be the US President says that the president may be impeached because of his decision to fire Former FBI Director James Comey.
Allan Lichtman is known for his correctly guessing the winner every presidential election since 1984. The professor claimed that Trump’s firing of Comey was “more serious than Watergate.”
“He arguably could be impeached now,” Lichtman said. “Arguably he’s already obstructed justice and already violated the emoluments clause [regarding receiving gifts from foreign governments]. I’m not saying we should impeach him now, I’m calling for an impeachment investigation.”
However, the history professor have reasons to support his claims. He is sponsoring his new book, The Case for Impeachment.
“We see credible reporting that he may well be guilty of obstructing justice in the FBI investigation, first by demanding loyalty to him personally from the man investigating him,” Lichtman stated. “That’s pretty blatant obstruction of justice. And then by firing director Comey and then in effect lying initially, or having his team lie in his direction, about the reasons for the firing.”
After firing Comey, the White House hurried to explain Trumps’ actions. The WH wanted to protect Trump from allegations by Democrats; allegations such as firing Comey because he was leading the investigation into the alleged conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia’s alleged ways to affect the past presidential election.
Later, the White House said that Comey was fired because of his way of handling the Hillary Clinton’s investigation of using a private email server.
“When I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should’ve won’,” Trump said.
“Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey,” Mr Trump said.
“The FBI has been in turmoil. You know that, I know that, everyone knows that.”