Donald Trump could be impeached within weeks, according to at least one legal professor. She added that at the end of the day, there's no such thing as a "magic petition" that could impeach Trump or remove him from office in some other way, and that the best thing to do would be to "work hard" and vote wisely to elect the right officials.
"Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election", write the creators of a petition posted online under the title "Impeach Donald J Trump". Peterson cited Article II of the U.S. Constitution which gives Congress the right to impeach Trump if he is found guilty of "high crimes and misdemeanors".
"It is clear something is wrong here if an openly homophobic, racist, xenophobic and sexist individual can become the most powerful man in the world", it reads.
Make it clear you do not want this man leading our free nation.
"By signing this petition you are taking your stance and requesting the immediate impeachment of Donald Trump - to remove his position as President of the United States of America".
Regarding the topic of Donald Trump and possible impeachment, Lee wrote that only two USA presidents - Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998 - went through such a process, making it extremely rare in US history. Neither were actually removed. If they are impeached, a separate trial will be held to decide if they will be removed from office. The various fraud and sexual assault accusations against Trump concern incidents from before the election, which means there's some disagreement among experts about whether he could legally be charged.
Unsurprisingly, these were all Democrat-voting states.
Mr. Peterson believes Mr. Trump has engaged in fraud and racketeering which meet the criteria of "high crimes and misdemeanors".
Meanwhile, University of Utah professor Christopher Lewis Peterson wrote in an essay that Trump could be impeached in connection with Trump University, a real estate education program that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has alleged relied on false advertising. "Unlike his promised crimes yet to come, the illegal acts in Trump's high-pressure wealth seminars have already occurred".
A report from Bustle describes how several new impeachment petitions were launched on the internet on Wednesday, all in hopes of removing president-elect Trump from power.
No president has been convicted by the Senate thus far, but two have been found guilty by the House: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.
As Mic noted, both houses of Congress are now under control of the Republican party.