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Rep. Sherman takes first step towards potential President Trump impeachment process

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Rep. Brad Sherman (L), Democrat of California, and Rep. Al Green, Democrat of Texas, take questions about articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump during a press conference on Capitol Hill June 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Last week, Representative Steve Cohen, a Democrat from Tennessee, said he will introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump. But he wasn't the first – San Fernando Valley Congressman Brad Sherman submitted articles last month.

Take Two spoke with Rep. Sherman about the possible grounds for President Trump's impeachment. 

"You can’t impeach a president for being reckless, or racist, or wrong. But you can impeach a president for high crimes and misdemeanors. Obstruction of justice is defined as a felony under our penal code. And when you use threats to curtail an ongoing FBI investigation, you’re in violation of that fesderal statute – even if those threats are not successful … In February, the president threatened Comey to get him to stop the investigation of Michael Flynn. A couple of months later, he fired Comey, and said that the reason was to curtail the investigation of possible Russian collusion."

To listen to the full segment, click the blue play button above. 

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