President Donald Trump is preparing to use a bill to impeach the former president and move forward with his impeachment process, according to a White House official who requested anonymity to speak freely about the president’s plans.
Trump is expected to sign the measure, the impeachment resolution, at a Tuesday morning White House news conference, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the administration was not yet announcing the details of the bill.
The measure will be presented to the House and Senate, which are scheduled to vote on it on Wednesday, at which point it will go to the president.
The White House is seeking the support of 52 House members, with the Senate expected to vote to move forward on the measure after it is approved by the Senate.
It would move to the Senate and then the House.
The impeachment resolution would have to be approved by three-fifths of the House members.
The House would then have 60 days to vote it down, with a two-thirds vote required for the president to be removed from office.
If the measure passes, the House would need to pass a separate bill to remove the president from office by two-fifteen votes.
The president is scheduled to sign it at a Wednesday morning news conference.
The resolution, which is a summary of a bill introduced by Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., would instruct the House to remove President Donald J. Trump from office upon his conviction for violating the emoluments clause, the law that bars members of Congress from accepting gifts and payments from foreign governments.
Conyers also authored a similar measure, but it was never formally introduced.
The amendment proposed in the House bill would require the House impeachment committee to make recommendations on the removal of the president within 30 days.
If it finds that the president is guilty of an impeachable offense, the president would face removal from office and removal from the Senate if he is convicted.
The proposed impeachment resolution was originally introduced in January.
But it was moved by Conyers into the impeachment committee on January 22.
The bill would have required the House committee to vote within two weeks to impece the president and would have been accompanied by an executive order.
Trump has vowed to keep his promise to stay in office, which he made during the campaign, even as impeachment proceedings have begun against him.
The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee is scheduled next week to hold a hearing on the impeachment bill.
“The impeachment resolution is a serious step in the right direction in advancing the President’s impeachment process,” the White House said in a statement.
“However, it will not remove him from office until the House votes to remove him, and that vote has to occur before we move to removal from power.”
Trump, who has not commented publicly on the matter, also said during his inauguration that the House should impeach him, a move that would require a two vote majority.
“I will be voting for impeachment in the Senate,” he said.
“When you do that, then we’ll have a Republican Congress that can impeach you.
So it’s a very simple process.”
Trump has made no secret of his desire to get rid of the former first lady and former secretary of state over their alleged ties to Russia.
He has said that he would fire former FBI Director James Comey, a key source of the investigations into his associates and possible collusion with Russia.
Trump, during a Feb. 6 interview with Fox News, also suggested that he might consider pardoning his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying he would not want to take a “bombshell” approach to dealing with the matter.
Flynn resigned from his post as national security advisor amid reports that he misled Vice President Mike Pence and others about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador.
He told NBC News that he spoke to the Russian envoy, Sergey Kislyak, in December, just days after Trump had fired Flynn.
He said the two discussed a “peaceful resolution” to the crisis in Ukraine and he told Pence that he was happy to have him back on the team.
“He said, ‘I appreciate it.
You’ll have to get him back, OK?’
And I said,, ‘No, I’ll just let him go,'” Flynn said.
Flynn has since testified before Congress about his conversations with Kislyak.
The New York Times reported last month that Flynn had a private call with Kislyak during the transition to the White of the Trump administration.
Trump was in office at the time.
Pence was the incoming vice president.
Flynn had been a top adviser to the Trump campaign before resigning.