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A US congressman has called for the impeachment of Donald Trump.

Al Green, the representative of the Ninth Congressional District of Texas in the United States House of Representatives, had previously tweeted that he would take to the floor between 9am and 10am CST.

Impeachment is designed to bring the accused's eventual removal from office - whether president or an official.

The US constitution states a president 'shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanours'.

At a press conference yesterday, Green said: "These acts, when combined, amount to intimidation and obstruction. If the president is not above the law he should be charged by way of impeachment by the US House of Representatives.

"Our country is in a state of crisis. Every day Donald Trump remains president puts our democracy at risk. It's time to take drastic, yet necessary action."

In a session today, Green told the House: "I rise today with a heavy heart. I rise today with a sense of responsibility and sense of duty to the people who elected me, a sense of duty to this country, a sense of duty to the constitution of the USA. I call for the impeachment of the president of the US.

"I do this as I believe in the ideal of this county, government by the people for the people. There is a belief in the county that nobody is above the law; this includes the president.

"This is your day to act, it is time for you to act, it is time for you to let us know where you stand. I've seen a poll that says the people are for impeachment.

"The American people should stand up. This is not to be taken lightly, and I do not. I believe this is where your patriotism is shown. It is a position of conscience for me. Each person has to make their own decision."

Credit: PA

President Trump has come under increased scrutiny after he fired the head of the FBI, James Comey, last Tuesday.

The first official explanation, according to the BBC, for his firing was due to his 'botched handling' of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. This was soon contradicted by news reports and the President himself.

Later revelations suggested the president may have fired Mr Comey to impede the FBI's investigation into the Russia scandal.

There are now questions as to whether Trump's actions are guilty of the obstruction of justice.

Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin has waded into the growing row surrounding President Trump and his links to Russia.

US Media reported last week that Trump tried to pass on classified information to Russian officials, but Putin denies this is the case.

Sources: BBC, Metro

Featured Image Credit: PA

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