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"Trump on a Collision Course With Impeachment?" (New York Times)

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"Trump on a Collision Course With Impeachment?" (New York Times)
"In August, [Trump] warned that if he is impeached, 'the market would crash' and everybody would be very poor.' In September, he told supporters it would be their fault if he is impeached, because it would mean 'you didn’t go out to vote'....

"The history of presidential impeachments shows that they are started by the opposition party but are never successful unless the president’s party buys into the effort....

"In Mr. Trump’s case, a Democratic House might impeach him, but even if Democrats take the Senate, they would still be far from the two-thirds necessary for conviction, meaning that 15 or more Republicans would have to go along. Such a scenario seems unlikely unless the special counsel, Robert Mueller, produces a report with such damning information that it transforms the current political dynamics....

"The public is more supportive of impeaching Mr. Trump than it ever was of impeaching Mr. Clinton and more than it was of beginning impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon until near the end of the Watergate scandal. In August, 49 percent of Americans surveyed by The Washington Post and ABC News favored impeaching Mr. Trump, while 46 percent opposed it (my emphasis)... (Peter Baker, "Is Trump on a Collision Course With Impeachment?" New York Times, October 13, 2018, https://www.nytimes[dot]com/2018/10/13/sunday-review/is-trump-on-a-collision-course-with-impeachment.html accessed October 30, 2018).

Other Sources:

  • Tim Trudgian, "What's the likelihood of Trump being impeached? We've broken down the odds," ABC News Australia, 17 October 2018,[dot]au/news/2018-10-18/trump-impeachment:-what-are-the-odds/10392660accessed October 30, 2018.
  • Quinnipiac University National Poll, January 10, 2018.

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