Top Democrats Leak One Thing That Can Impeach Trump

Leading Democrats revealed the way to impeachment of President Donald Trump during television appearances on Sunday.

The comments came days after Rep. Rashida Tilab was recorded saying that Democrats would "impeach the motherf****r!"

Though many top Democrat lawmakers denounced the rhetoric Tlaib expressed, the aura of impeachment still resonates among those in Democrat power.

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, said on CBS Sunday Morning that information obtained from special counsel Robert Mueller could set the vehicle in motion.

"That would be depending on what comes forth from the special counsel's office," Pelosi said. "If and when the time comes for impeachment, it will have to be something that has such a crescendo in a bipartisan way."

The "if and when" might be more important than anything. With the Democrats taking over the House this Congressional session, it looks as if impeachment proceedings coming from the lower chamber of Congress could happen. But the House would need support from the Senate, which is controlled by the Republicans, at least until the 2020 presidential election.

Adam Schiff, a California Democrat and incoming chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said the House would need bipartisan support from Republican senators to make it happen.

"It has to be a bipartisan process," Schiff said on CNN's State of the Union. "The Republican senators, some of them are not on board — then all you have is a failed impeachment, and I don't see how that benefits the Congress."

Democrats cite legal problems from Trump, and many new representatives ran campaigns with Trump impeachment as part of their agendas. And math comes easy with the House as only a simple majority is required.

However, the Senate needs a two-thirds vote for impeachment proceedings. Through the weekend, the Republicans hold a 52-47 advantage over the Democrats. To impeach Trump, 66 votes would be required.

The Republicans get another vote in the Senate on Tuesday when Rick Scott of Florida is sworn in to office.