LEADING CONSTITUTIONAL SCHOLAR JOINS THE LEGAL ADVISORY BOARD OF NATIONAL IMPEACHMENT CAMPAIGN
CAMBRIDGE, MA – Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe, one of the nation’s most prominent constitutional scholars, 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.
“It is now up to Congress to save the Constitution by initiating impeachment proceedings,” says Professor Tribe.“Trump can’t say ‘You’re fired’ to the House of Representatives.”
Nearly one million Americans from across the country have already joined the campaign at www.impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org. In addition, nine communities, including Los Angeles, California, have passed resolutions calling for this impeachment investigation, and many other communities are expected to vote on such resolutions in the coming weeks.
In response to the President’s apparent interference with a criminal investigation by firing FBI Director James Comey on May 9, 2017, the Impeach Donald Trump Now Campaign is now including additional grounds in its call for impeachment. Specifically, Congress’s impeachment investigation should include (in addition to the President’s violations of the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses) whether the President has — in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed — prevented, obstructed or impeded the administration of justice.
Today, May 5, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a resolution, calling on Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of President Trump for violations of the emoluments clause in the Constitution.
City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, of LA’s Third District, introduced the resolution and played a critical role in moving this resolution to a vote. Mr. Blumenfield delivered a thoughtful and detailed argument on the necessity to impeach President Trump for his corruption.
Click here, to read and download the letter submitted by Councilmember Blumenfield before the City Council.