Harvard Prof. Tribe Joins the Call For an Impeachment Investigation

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Harvard Prof. Tribe Joins the Call For an Impeachment Investigation

Leading Constitutional Scholar Joins the Legal Advisory Board of National Impeachment Campaign

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - 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.

Other members of the campaign’s Legal Advisory Board include: Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig; former Montana Supreme Court Justice James Nelson; University of Tulsa Law Professor Tamara Piety; former Temple University Law Professor David Post; George Washington University Law Professor Catherine Ross; Cornell University Law Professor Steven Shiffrin; and Vermont Law Professor James Gustave Speth. The biographies of the Legal Advisory Board Members can be found here: https://impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org/who-we-are-2/.

Impeach Donald Trump Now, a non-partisan campaign led by Free Speech For People and RootsAction.org, is pressing for an impeachment investigation of President Trump, based on his direct and ongoing violations of the U.S. Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause and Domestic Emoluments Clause,as well as based on the President’s apparent interference with a criminal investigation by firing FBI Director James Comey.  To join our campaign, read our proposed Impeachment Resolution, or to learn more, visit: www.ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org.

Free Speech For People is a national non-partisan non-profit organization founded on the day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC that works to renew our democracy and our Constitution for the people, not big money and corporate interests.

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RootsAction.org is an online initiative dedicated to galvanizing Americans who are committed to economic fairness, equal rights, civil liberties, environmental protection -- and defunding endless wars.

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Free Speech for People is a non-profit, non-partisan legal advocacy organization that works to renew our democracy and our United States Constitution for we the people, not big money and corporate interests. For more information, visit: www.freespeechforpeople.org.

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