DALLAS (CBS11) – The turmoil in Washington with President Trump and accusations of obstruction of justice have political experts in North Texas offering their thoughts.READ MORE: Dallas Police: Shooter Claims He Killed Man After He Tried To Get In Vehicle After Road Rage Incident
“This has been 117 days like we’ve never seen,” said Dr. Jeffrey Engel, the Director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. “We’ve never seen a president at this point have so much difficulty, and such low approval rating. This should be the honey moon period of any presidency.”
Dr. Engel added the talks and calls for impeachment are getting a lot closer to becoming a reality should be considering to the Trump administration.READ MORE: Tiger Seen Roaming Houston Neighborhood Still On The Loose, Man Who Fled With Animal In Custody
“The fact that we are discussing impeachment openly less than 6 months into a presidency there is actually no precedence for it,” he said.
Richard Roper, the former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas also weighed on the Department of Justice appointing Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel and lead up the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Roper is putting his support behind Mueller saying he is the man for the job, now that James Comey has been fired from his position as FBI director.MORE NEWS: Secrets For Travelers During Surge In 'Revenge Travel'
“His challenge would be to try and do an investigation quickly and efficiently… He is going to look at it and without any kind of political eye and make a call on what is there,” said Roper.