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George W Bush's ethics lawyer calls for Donald Trump's impeachment

Thursday - 27/04/2017 08:25
White House refuses to hand over documents relating to former National Security Advisor's foreign payments
'US House must subpoena the docs,' Richard P Painter says, adding: 'If no compliance, impeach'
'US House must subpoena the docs,' Richard P Painter says, adding: 'If no compliance, impeach'

George W Bush's chief ethics lawyer has called for Donald Trump to be impeached if he doesn't comply with Congress's demand to release documents relating to Michael Flynn.

"US House must subpoena the docs," Richard W Painter wrote on Twitter. "If no compliance, impeach." 

"Zero tolerance for WH covering up foreign payoffs."

Mr Painter was commenting on the news Mr Trump's former National Security Advisor had likely broken the law by not disclosing payments from Russia and Turkey, according to the chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

“As a former military officer, you simply cannot take money from Russia, Turkey or anybody else. And it appears as if he did take that money. It was inappropriate. And there are repercussions for the violation of law,” Republican representative Jason Chaffetz told reporters after a classified meeting with the committee. 

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