It’s a movement that began before President Donald Trump was sworn into office and the drive for impeachment has gone through many iterations.
The earliest rationale was the Constitution’s “emoluments clause,” which came amid loose talk of the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia and emerged as the dominant theme.
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In lieu of a smoking gun in the Russian matter, the prevailing justification became that Trump tried to obstruct an FBI probe of his former national security adviser.
More recently, the emoluments issue re-emerged when Democratic lawmakers filed lawsuits.