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Facts Matter

How constitutional steps like impeachment actually work

Lazaro Gamio / Axios

The issue:

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) introduced an article of impeachment on Wednesday against President Trump, the day after Donald Trump, Jr. released his email exchange in which he replied "I love it" to an offer of help from the Russian government against Hillary Clinton.

Why it matters:

Any move to impeach or remove Trump from office would require substantial bipartisan support, and most members of Congress — on both sides of the aisle — aren't talking impeachment just yet. But the political ground might be shifting against Trump: John McCain used the word "Watergate" and top House Republicans have demanded to see Comey's memos regarding his presidential interactions in full.