Zephyr Teachout Joins Over 1.1 Million Citizens Calling for an Impeachment Investigation of President Trump

New York, New York — Constitutional Scholar and Fordham Law Professor, Zephyr Teachout joins the Legal Advisory Board of the national Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump Now.

In a video posted to her Facebook page,  Zephyr Teachout explains President Trump’s abuse of power and why she is joining over 1.1 million people at ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org to call on Congress to begin an impeachment investigation of President Trump.

We've Got to Talk About Impeachment

We have to talk about an impeachment investigation. Please share!Donald Trump does not respect the rule of law. He has flouted basic Constitutional laws and interfered with a serious ongoing criminal investigation. [Thanks to Jenny Mayer, Noah Hutton, Mary Hawkins, Creatives In Action and Free Speech For People for putting together this video!]

Posted by Zephyr Teachout on Sunday, August 6, 2017

Professor Teachout has joined the Legal Advisory Board of the Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump Now, a growing national movement for an impeachment investigation of President Trump.  The campaign, launched on Inauguration Day and led by two public interest organizations – Free Speech For People and RootsAction.org, is calling on Congress to start this investigation based on the President’s direct and ongoing violations of the two anti-corruption provisions of the US Constitution and based on the President’s apparent interference with a criminal investigation by firing FBI Director James Comey.  The campaign also recently expanded its call for an impeachment investigation to include questions of a potential conspiracy between the Trump Campaign and the Russian Government following the publication by Donald Trump, Jr. and The New York Times of emails regarding a June 2016 meeting between senior Trump Campaign officials and a Russian lawyer with alleged links to the Russian Government.

The Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump Now is jointly releasing this video with Creatives In Action, an all-volunteer collective of artists, creative professionals and activists founded by Jenny Mayer and Jennifer Ross.  The video is directed by Noah Hutton, produced by Jenny Mayer, and animated by Mary Hawkins.

Other members of the campaign’s prestigious Legal Advisory Board include: Harvard Law Professor Larry Tribe, Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig; former Montana Supreme Court Justice James Nelson; former Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice Fernande R.V. Duffly; University of Tulsa Law Professor Tamara Piety; former Temple University Law Professor David Post; Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson; George Washington University Law Professor Catherine Ross; Cornell University Law Professor Steven Shiffrin; Vermont Law Professor James Gustave Speth; Vermont Law Professor Jennifer Taub; and University of Denver Law Professor Nancy Leong. The biographies of the Legal Advisory Board Members can be found here.

Impeach Donald Trump Now, a non-partisan campaign led by Free Speech For People and RootsAction.org, is pressing for an impeachment investigation of President Trump. To join our campaign, read our proposed Impeachment Resolution, or to learn more, visit: www.ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org.

Free Speech For People is a national non-partisan non-profit organization founded on the day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC that works to renew our democracy and our Constitution for the people, not big money and corporate interests.

RootsAction.org is an online initiative dedicated to galvanizing Americans who are committed to economic fairness, equal rights, civil liberties, environmental protection — and defunding endless wars.

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New grounds for a resolution for an impeachment investigation, based on revelations of a potential conspiracy involving the Trump Campaign and the Russian Government

With the recent publication by Donald Trump, Jr. and The New York Times of emails leading up to a June 2016 meeting between senior officials of the Trump Campaign and a Russian lawyer with alleged links to the Russian Government, the Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump Now is now including additional grounds in its call for an impeachment investigation.  Our proposed congressional resolution, as now revised, would mandate that the House Judiciary Committee investigate whether sufficient grounds exist to impeach President Trump, including but not limited to:

(1) obstruction of justice;

(2) violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause and Domestic Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution; and

(3) conspiring with others to: (a) commit crimes against the United States involving the solicitation and intended receipt by the Donald J. Trump campaign of things of value from a foreign government and other foreign nationals; and (b) conceal those violations.

To read the full resolution, click here.