Despite an extensive, lengthy and expensive investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, people are still calling for Congress to impeach President Donald Trump.
Not liking Trump in today's political climate is nothing new, but the need to saturate the daily news cycle with anti-Trump rhetoric is beginning to get old.
That's not to say that you can't hate Trump -- you're absolutely can. But to call for him to be impeached without any conclusive evidence is completely asinine. Still, people without any good reason, or knowledge with how impeachment works, continue to call for Trump to be removed from office.
On Thursday, #ImpeachTrumpNow started trending on Twitter. Users from all over decided to chime in on social media, listing reasons Trump should be removed as President of the United States. Unfortunately for them, the infractions levied against Trump were either not an impeachable offense, or there was zero evidence in their claims.
Everything we’ve always known about Donald Trump has been in plain sight. He’s a racist, a misogynist, a pathological liar, a malignant narcissist & a lifetime criminal. Now we know he’s a traitor to his country. How in God’s name can he still be President? #ImpeachTrumpNow
The response on Twitter comes a day after Trump's interview with ABC's News' Chief George Stephanopoulos. In it, Trump said if a foreign entity reached out, "I think you might want to listen. There's nothing wrong with listening... it's called oppo research."
You can watch that interview below.
Impeachment talks have ramped up in recent weeks, following the release of the near 400 page Mueller report that covers questions about Russian interference and obstruction of justice. These calls for impeachment have intensified in recent weeks, with Democrats citing the report as irrefutable evidence that condemns Trump.
That, however, is not the case.
Mueller, in fact, didn't recommend indictment. He never made it clear whether he would indict in the absence of the DOJ memo. Furthermore, he knew from the very beginning that he couldn't prosecute any of this, so that begs the question: what exactly was his job? His job was never to be the catalyst to the impeachment process, so why did we spend millions on this investigation?
Without question, Trump's remarks about foreign involvement is absolutely wrong. But are they impeachable? According to Daily Wire's Ben Shapiro, it's not "cut and dry."
In short, this isn’t legally cut and dry. It’s morally reprehensible, but it’s not necessarily illegal - it’s not at all clear that the statute covers information. If it did, it would create all sorts of serious First Amendment issues.