Trump could be impeached : Claims legal professor

Trump could be impeached : Claims legal professor

Trump could be impeached : Claims legal professor

Written by Staff Writer

13 Nov, 2016 | 8:39 am

Donald Trump could be impeached within weeks, according to at least one legal professor.

Law professor Christopher Peterson said that there is a strong case for the beginning of legal proceedings that would stop Donald Trump from being president.

A paper from Professor Peterson says that there is ample evidence to charge the new President-elect with crimes that would see him potentially being removed from office.

Professor Peterson’s analysis was written in September, before Trump became president. But the argument makes it applies after the election, too.

The paper revolves primarily around Trump University, the school that the President-elect set up and then closed down in 2010.

It faces numerous lawsuits – one of which will see Trump take the witness stand in coming weeks – and argues that Trump’s behaviour laid out in those lawsuits could be grounds for lawmakers to impeach their new President.

In a surprise turn of events, US President-elect Donald Trump has said he is open to leaving intact key parts of President Barack Obama’s healthcare bill.

During the election campaign, Trump said the government-run health insurance marketplace was “a total disaster” and “a catastrophe”.

In an interview with Wall Street Journal, Trump, who has pledged to repeal the 2010 law, said he will keep the ban on insurers denying coverage for pre-existing conditions.

He told the newspaper that it was a meeting he had with Obama on Thursday that made him reconsider his calls for an all-out replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

In a separate interview with CBS, Trump said the parts of Obama’s healthcare bill he was “going to try to keep” were “the strongest assets”.

His apparent change of heart comes amid a surge in applications to join the plan from Americans possibly fearful it is about to be overturned.

The Obama administration announced that more than 100,000 applicants snapped up Obamacare health insurance on the day after Tuesday’s election, this year’s biggest sign-up.

Meanwhile protests against President-elect Donald Trump continued for a third consecutive day in the United States, as most Americans still find it difficult to cope with the shocking election result.

Protesters marched in Miami, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia gathered to voice their discontent.

In Miami hundreds of protesters marched peacefully holding up anti-Trump banners.

Hundreds gathered in New York’s Washington Square Park holding signs reading “Love Will Always Trump Hate” and “Build Bridges Not Walls”.

Hundreds of high school students in Minnesota, Colorado and Utah walked out of class Friday’s to protest against the President-elect’s surprise election victory.

Thousands of people have been taking to the streets in at least 10 U.S. cities from Boston to Berkeley, California, chanting “not my president” and “no Trump,” since Tuesday’s White House upset.

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