Online speculators increasing bets on early end to Trump presidency

May 19 13:13 2017

According to a poll from the Public Poling Policy organization, public support for impeaching Trump is now at 48 percent, surpassing Nixon’s impeachment numbers 16 months after the Watergate break-in. The articles of impeachment against Trump might look remarkably similar to those levied against Nixon and Clinton.

Serious stuff – surely the charges must be pretty grave. “The President must be impeached”.

Still, some Democrats expressed skepticism that impeachment is the right move for the party.

And I also have concerns about our Democratic leadership being too weak, too hesitant, too namby-pamby in dealing with the Trump crisis.

On second thought, maybe they don’t.

“This is where I stand. No one is above the law and that includes the president”.

They go to the heart of the presidency and it’s one of the reasons there is so much, you know, fear in Washington now about where all of this is going and whether, in fact, among Republicans it’s going to impair their capacity to pass the rest of the legislative agenda, that they really want to pass.

“Impeachment is always on the table, people always talk about it, but it’s nearly never legitimately, seriously considered”, Rottinghaus said. Chief Justice John G Roberts Jr would preside. According to the Washington Post, both current and former US officials said that Trump’s blabbering could jeopardize a “critical source of intelligence” related to the Islamic State. Now, with the revelation that Trump directly asked Comey to end the probe of Mike Flynn and that Comey documented this request in a memo, the president’s chances of being impeached are surging on betting markets. When he heard about Comey’s sacking, Connecticut Sen.

Green originally said that he would wait a few weeks before starting impeachment proceedings, KHOU reported.

Other members of the Democratic base – AKA Hollywood – concur with Blumenthal’s asinine analysis. With each day that passes the scale of the abnormality of this Presidency is being writ large: with each violation of the accepted norms of political life, President Trump is seeing his loyalists on Capitol Hill fade away.

Reports indicate that Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. That is obstruction of justice.

But what other crimes are impeachable offenses was left for Congress to sort out.

If the committee votes to impeach, they prepare a report for the full House, which then debates and votes on the articles.

The U.S. Constitution states that the president, as well as the “Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States” can be removed from office, after being both impeached and convicted, for “Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors“. “Simply put, you can not stop the men and women of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from doing the right thing”.

Now that the Department of Justice has appointed a special counsel to investigate possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, the possibility of impeachment looms more heavily than ever.

Actually removing a president from office is a three-step process.

Online speculators increasing bets on early end to Trump presidency

Online speculators increasing bets on early end to Trump presidency
 
 
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