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US Billionaire Tom Steyer Launches Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump

Steyer, a former hedge-fund manager, at the same time launched a website www.needtoimpeach.com in order to collect signatures for the petition.

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Updated:October 22, 2017, 7:28 AM IST
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US Billionaire Tom Steyer Launches Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump
File photo of US President Donald Trump. (Reuters)
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New York: An online and TV advertising campaign has been kicked off in the US by billionaire Tom Steyer asking people to write to their Congress members for President Donald Trump's impeachment.

In a one-minute-long video ad posted on Youtube, Steyer calmly listed the reasons why the president should be impeached, including "brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed justice at the FBI, taken money from foreign governments and threatened to shut down news organisations that reported the truth," Xinhua reported.

Steyer also blamed the members of Congress in the ad, saying that "people in Congress and his own administration know this president is a clear and present danger who is mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons, and they do nothing."

So Steyer called on people who viewed the ad, which was paid by himself for $10 million, to raise voices together to tell their members of Congress that they have a moral responsibility to "stop doing political, start to doing right."

Steyer, a former hedge-fund manager, at the same time launched a website www.needtoimpeach.com in order to collect signatures for the petition.

On the website, Styer wrote an open letter to "elected official," saying "I am asking you today to make public your position on the impeachment of Donald Trump and to urge your federal representatives to remove him from office at once. "

Steyer is a leading Democratic activist and fundraiser.

The 60-year-old billionaire became one of Barack Obama's most prolific fundraisers in 2012 and was reported contributing more than $87 million in funds exclusively to liberal candidates during the 2016 election cycle.

(With IANS inputs)
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