Impeachment move made against Donald Trump

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Donald Trump's job looks safe, for now. Photo credit: Reuters

Two Democratic lawmakers have filed an article of impeachment against United States President Donald Trump.

Brad Sherman and Al Green have lodged the article in an attempt to oust Mr Trump from The White House.

Mr Sherman is accusing the president of obstructing justice during the FBI's investigation into Russia, according to 7 News.

He says that by firing the former head of the FBI, James Comey, Mr Trump was intentionally trying to slow down that investigation.

Despite the attempt, it is unlikely to gain any traction because the Republican party has majority control of congress.

For an impeachment to occur, a majority of the members in the House of Representatives would have to vote in favour of showing the President the door, meaning some of his own party would have to vote against him. 

Even then, it would still have to go to the Senate where more than two-thirds of the members would have to vote for impeachment for it to be implemented.

That makes it even more difficult for the Democratic duo because the Republicans also have a majority in the Senate as well.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to the article calling it, "utterly and completely ridiculous and a political game at its worst."

However this latest issue only adds more pressure on the Trump administration.

Donald Trump Jr. is in hot water after emails surfaced showing he agreed to meet a Russian lawyer who allegedly had damaging information on Hillary Clinton during his father's campaign for the top job in 2016.

President Trump has also received backlash during his recent trip to the G20 summit in Germany where he got his daughter, Ivanka Trump, to sit in on a meeting with world leaders instead of himself.