New York City’s mayor is poised to take the first step in the impeachment process against President Donald Trump when he names a special prosecutor to lead a federal probe into the 2016 election, a move that could further infuriate the president and his Republican allies.
The Trump administration has so far resisted calls to name a special counsel to lead the probe, which would be the first time a president or his allies have sought to remove a sitting president from office.
The attorney general is expected to name the special prosecutor by Friday afternoon, according to two people familiar with the matter.
The announcement will be made by the president himself, and Trump has repeatedly suggested that the president would like to see him remove his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, who has been in place since Trump took office.
Priebus and several others who have been in the White House during the Trump administration have long expressed concerns about Priebus’ loyalty to the president, even as the president has publicly defended his choice.
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