President Donald Trump is doomed for sure. Special counsel Robert Mueller is tightening the rope around the 45th president. It’s only a matter of time before he delivers the evidence necessary to impeach and remove Trump from office, some pundits predict.
News of Trump’s political demise has been greatly exaggerated in the past, so it’s always wise to approach such pronouncements with skepticism. But suppose it’s true.
Suppose the August 21 conviction of Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort on eight counts of tax and bank fraud—charges that had nothing whatsoever to do with Trump—is a critical hit. Suppose the announcement of a plea deal with former Trump attorney Michael Cohen—on charges related to payoffs to a former Playboy playmate and a porn star—really does implicate the president in a felony.
Suppose the vaunted “blue wave” sweeps away the Republican House majority on Nov. 6, and Democrats impeach the president posthaste. Let’s even suppose the Senate comes up with the two-thirds supermajority necessary to remove Trump. Then what?
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