Toward the end of his first year as President of the United States, the voices and demands that the House begin the process of impeachment of Donald Trump are becoming stronger.
Earlier this month, the House rejected the demands of 58 Democrats to do so, but a petition for impeachment launched by wealthy businessman Tom Steyer has collected more than 3.5 million signatures:
Constitutional law expert John Bonifaz says the attempted impeachment is not necessarily due to dissatisfaction with presidential policies.
"This concerns the Constitution and the basic principles of the state, that no one is above the law, nor the President of America."
John Bonifaz said to radio and TV democracy now, two articles that were violated by the president and could be used as reasons for impeachment is:
"The first chapter that prohibits the president gets any financial payments or gains from the government intang alien. The second says, the president should not receive any financial or payment benefits from any federal or state government, other than the salary paid by the government. "
John Bonifaz said again, the president had more than 100 companies or business interests across the board the world, and many of them bringing illegal profits from abroad, and from foreign governments through their companies, the Trump Organization.
Trump also has many properties in America that benefit from the states. The most striking example is the post office building of the federal government in the City of Washington DC, which is rented out to Trump for a luxury hotel in the heart of the capital.
"We see a longer list of offenses that could serve as a basis for launching an investigation in Congress, whether sufficient material for impeachment or impeachment, along with the investigation being undertaken by special investigator Robert Mueller. "
The investigation led by the former director of the Federal Inquiry Service or the FBI was centered on whether there was any Russian intervention in last year's presidential election and whether there are secret contacts between Trump's official team officials and Russia.
Bonifaz said, the two investigations have nothing to do and can be done at the same time.
"That's called impeachment, or abuse of power, and abuse confidence of the people. "
In addition, kat a Bonifaz, the President of Trump has also threatened to wage a nuclear war against North Korea and provide support to neo-Nazi groups and white supremacist groups.
"All that is worth investigating by the House of Representatives to see if it can be used to run the impeachment process" Bonifaz added. [ii]