It is just one day since Donald Trump was elected President – but thousands of furious liberals are already plotting ways to remove him from office.
Within hours of the Republican’s unexpected win over Hillary Clinton, people were calling for him to be impeached over claims of sexual abuse, fraud, and racketeering.
Online searches for ‘How to impeach a president’ surged hours after the result, with the question seeing a 4,850 per cent rise on Google.
One of the seven petitions to contest his presidency amassed more than 13,322 signatures in a matter of hours as furious protests across the US intensified.
A number of professors have thrown their weight behind the movement, saying there is a ‘strong case’ to impeach Trump and stop him from taking the top job.
Speaking on Newsnight on Wednesday, English historian Simon Schama said: ‘It is not a moment for calm, it is a moment for contesting what seems to be a very dangerous point in American history.
‘George Washington warned against despotism and that’s what we’re facing.’
University of Utah Law professor Christopher Peterson said he found evidence to charge Trump with fraud and racketeering – felonies within state and federal law.
He claimed that Trump University was unaccredited and taught students get-rich-quick schemes.
Trump is set to go on trial in three weeks over his now-defunct Trump University, potentially taking the witness stand weeks before his inauguration.
The lawsuit, filed in 2010, claims Trump University gave seminars across the country that were like infomercials, pressuring people to spend $35,000 for mentorships.
In a 23-page article, Professor Peterson laid out why Congress should impeach Trump over these claims.
‘In the United States, it is illegal for businesses to use false statements to convince consumers to purchase their services,’ Mr Peterson said.
‘The evidence indicates that Trump University used a systemic pattern of fraudulent representations to trick thousands of families into investing in a program that can be argued was a sham.