What does the next step in the Trump impeachment process look like?

by The Daily Dot’s Jeremy W. Peters, published July 12, 2019 10:25am ESTIn what will likely be a high-stakes constitutional showdown, President Donald Trump has the power to remove the leader of the U.S. Capitol Police from his office and force him to step down, according to the most significant constitutional crisis in American history.

The Trump administration is considering a legal action to try to remove Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, who was in charge of the Capitol Police during the presidential election campaign and is a frequent critic of Trump’s, The Washington Post reported.

According to a legal memo obtained by The Washington Times, the president could take a number of actions that would lead to Priebus’ removal and the resignation of the chief of staff from his post.

Priebus’ office and White House staff are under investigation for allegedly using taxpayer money to hire private security contractors to keep protesters away from Trump’s inauguration in January.

Trump could also order the Justice Department to investigate whether Priebus violated his oath of office by using taxpayer funds to hire a private security company that would violate the Hatch Act, the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, and other federal laws that prohibit public officials from using federal funds to pay for private security, according the legal memo.

Trump’s decision on how to proceed with Priebus’ resignation is not expected to be made public for months, though the president has repeatedly vowed to “get it done.”

“The president does not intend to resign.

His decision on the process will be made in consultation with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and others,” a White House official told reporters.

The White House said Priebus was not fired because of the investigation into his activities.

Trump has previously denied using taxpayer dollars to hire security to stop protesters from protesting the inauguration, despite mounting evidence of his involvement.

The president has also denied using federal money to pay private security to keep demonstrators away from his inauguration, although that accusation has been repeatedly debunked.

Priests office has been under investigation by the Justice Dept. since November for allegedly spending taxpayer money on private security at the inauguration.

The investigation has been spearheaded by the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

The department has also subpoenaed documents and interviewed witnesses in the investigation.

The Justice Department is reportedly considering legal action against Priebus and the Capitol police for not cooperating with its investigation, according of The Washington Free Beacon.

The president has been accused of using his office to undermine federal agencies that serve the people of the United States, including the U: The Department of Homeland Security, the Department at-large, and the FBI.

In the aftermath of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month, Trump defended his decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the Capitol, saying he was following the advice of his lawyer, John Dowd.

The incident led to a series of protests across the nation, including one at the U of S campus.

In addition to the president’s impeachment threat, the Trump administration has already sued over a similar incident in February that resulted in the arrest of a protester, who had been charged with assaulting Trump during the rally.

The Washington Post has reached out to the Justice Departments office investigating the Capitol incident and will update this story if we receive a response.