Is Impeachment Finally On The Table?

As Donald Trump moves to cut his ties with the institutional Republican Party - is impeachment finally on the table?

We might finally have reached the point in Donald Trump's presidency where impeachment is more than just a liberal pipe dream - and a real life possibility.

The Washington Post has revealed that Donald Trump personally dictated his son Donald Trump Jr.'s false statement about his meeting with a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign.

"Trump dictated son's misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer"

That statement famously claimed that that the Trump Tower meeting was just about adoption policy - something Donald Trump Jr. himself later proved was a lie when he made public an email exchange showing that he went into the meeting expecting Russian government sourced dirt on Hillary Clinton.

This revelation comes right after Trump broke with the institutional Republican Party by firing Spicer and Priebus. He's also really ticked off the Senate and House GOP with his tweets. Have we now reached the point where Republican dissatisfaction with Trump makes impeachment a real possibility?

It seems like it to me.

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Shark 2 weeks 4 days ago
#1

Thom, from your fingers to the heavenly one's ears. It would seem the Drumpf has gotten himself into a fine mess. I only worry about his retaliation, but with 2 Generals looking over him - we may have a chance for survival.

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goducks 2 weeks 4 days ago
#2

As a life long Republican hater I do wonder how P'od his base will be. Sometimes I think it's actually better to have this idiot in the WH where he's almost ineffective, rather than turn his looney bin base into a raging bunch of hate mongers that could start the next armed revolution.

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stephensolomita 2 weeks 4 days ago
#3

Have to agree here. You impeach Trump, you get Pence. Impeach Pence and you get Ryan. Trump is too stupid to be effective (never confuse guile with intelligence) and he'll keep Dems and progressives fired up. The man definitely knows how to motivate his enemies.

Scotty11 2 weeks 4 days ago
#4

So...Trump is eventually impeached. We get...Pence...or further down the food chain...Ryan?

At this point we might be better off with an incompetent lout in the 'highest office'...rather than someone who may be able to gather a majority consensus and get (the wrong) things done.

As long as those Generals can keep his...and their...fingers off the button.

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Clar 2 weeks 4 days ago
#5

Impeachment won't be soon enough as far as I'm concerned. I gave him 6 months when he entered office.

It's been one long hard time for us US Citizens. All the damage he has done may not be repairable. The world is laughing at us and this clown.

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Jussmartenuf 2 weeks 4 days ago
#6

Ain't gonna happen because, with rare exceptions that can be counted on one hand, the Republican office holders do not have the Character and statesman qualities to upend what their ignorant base wants to believe and pull the trigger on Trump. Trump is there until Mueller digs enough dirt, and there is plenty of that, to show that Trump was and is laundering illicit Russian oligarchic funds through the sale of Trump Tower Condos and offices around the world to blind Delaware corporations they have set up to funnel the illegal money through.

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Jussmartenuf 2 weeks 4 days ago
#7

Ain't gonna happen because, with rare exceptions that can be counted on one hand, the Republican office holders do not have the Character and statesman qualities to upend what their ignorant base wants to believe and pull the trigger on Trump. Trump is there until Mueller digs enough dirt, and there is plenty of that, to show that Trump was and is laundering illicit Russian oligarchic funds through the sale of Trump Tower Condos and offices around the world to blind Delaware corporations they have set up to funnel the illegal money through.

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wmleidy 2 weeks 4 days ago
#8

regarding trump's impeachment: be careful what you wish for.

Scotty11 2 weeks 4 days ago
#9

You know, thinking on it, I like the concept of the Dems taking over the House in 2018...very long shot I agree. That would change the dinamics of who would be VP if Pence moved on up...or a Agnew/Nixon scenario where Ford was moved into the VP position when Agnew resigned...paving the way for Ford to become Pres.

Perhaps those further up the food chain are/should be considering some of these alternate scenarios, rather than a simple 'Oust Trump'

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2950-10K 2 weeks 4 days ago
#10

The Dems should block the impeachment and make the Teabaggers suffer with the numbnut, at least until the midterms. The market is certain to crash by then anyway, which brings up another issue. The extremely inflated stock market is a direct result of the new fraud friendly government. Stocks shot up starting the exact day after the election and it hasn't slowed. If this isn't proof of Wall Street fraud, I don't know what is. Why isn't the alarm being sounded for 401K holders? Hopefully Thom will get some experts to talk about this....before the working class gets slammed.

It's my guess that Trump and will distract from impeachment by bombing Iran's Nuclear facilities....Korea is far to risky. Israel wants us to do their dirty work and our military industrial spy complex wants to cash in on another endless war. Meanwhile Putin's not about to relent on his Eastern European adventures, which is where I think global conflict would most likely start. We're screwed.

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2950-10K 2 weeks 4 days ago
#11

Not much chatter about Trump and T-Rex 's frustration over the recent Russian sanctions vote either????? Treason anyone?

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ErinRose 2 weeks 4 days ago
#12

I don't think they are going to impeach Trump. I think he will still be president three and a half years from now. People are very slow to react to things; this has always amazed and baffled me. I'm not sure if it's just Americans or just people in general who seem to be more willing to accommodate nonsense than step up and out and do or say anything. It takes a lot for people to get riled up, and even then it usually amounts to a tempest in a teapot. All we have to do is look at history and everything from the Roman circus and the gladiators to the WWII camps on one hand to the intentional bombing of Pearl Harbor on the other to motiate people and to realize that people don't react quickly to things and are more comfortable giving in and accommodating whatever is going on. I can't help but wonder if this is nature or nurture. Have we all been taught to tolerable the intolerable?

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dladdwolf 2 weeks 3 days ago
#13

Isn't Pence the poison pill that makes impeaching the orange fellow untenable?

Consider the actual damage that a competently-run Pence administration would unleash on America, while dunderhead Don's clown show simply wanders about aimlessly, mumbling aloud [tweeting] whatever comes to mind, in between news dumps of the next seditious or treasonous behaviors by him and his acolytes.

In any case, does anyone think that Senator McConnell would step up to the task? Or that any of the sycophantic Republicans would challenge their Dear Leader - no matter how vile?

Interesting note: Senator is the only true anagram for treason....

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Dianereynolds 2 weeks 3 days ago
#14

@#10

The Tea Party and Donald Trump are not a matchup. The Tea Party wanted a conservative in the WH. Get this once again, Donald Trump is not a Republican. They want him out as much, if not more, than the Democrat party does.

The delightful conundrum for leftie/socialists, Trump or Pence? Christmas again for those on the conservative side of the aisle.

The Stock Market is up because business has confidence they will receive favorable treatment with the Republicans in office. This should be no surprise and if you were wise enough to ignore the investment advice from radio bobbleheads who have been proven wrong for decades, you could now be running totally on profits made over the last couple of years. At this point you would be in a position to laugh and ride out any sudden corrections and still be miles ahead of those who constantly preach gloom and doom. A fact that must grate heavily on those that do practice what they preach.

Thom has claimed over and over the working class has no money in the stock market. He declares that only the wealthy own stocks. If his meme is really a fact, why would you care if the Stock market crashes? Being the "profit" hating fools leftie/socialists are, I would think you would cheer on a total collapse of Wall Street. The "rich" would be dragged down to eating the same dog food you are forced to purchase with your SNAP benefits. Then, who would be left to pay for the free electricity, internet, college, public transportation, and healthcontrol you so loudly proclaim are the "commons"?

Don your black pajamas, march to the broom factory, and make up your collective minds as to what the hell you really want.

#haveanicedayresisting

Legend 2 weeks 3 days ago
#15

Diane lives in such a factless world. Do you remember what Bush did to the economy.

The economy under Democrats link

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2950-10K 2 weeks 3 days ago
#16

Diane: Give me a freaking break. I have Teabagger family and friends and know many more just like you. They all wear those goofy make America great again caps, that were made in China, and they all voted for Trump.

Good luck with the market not crashing, hasn't been this inflated since 1929.

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Ou812 2 weeks 3 days ago
#17

West Virginia is second only to Texas for GDP growth in the first quarter of 2017

To celebrate, Jim Justice, newly elected governor, switched political parties. Justice who ran as a Democrat, announced today he is becoming a Republican.

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Hephaestus 2 weeks 3 days ago
#18

A country, a vitally important and influential country, not to mention the richest by GDP has become a sad "dog and pony" show

What a shame!

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changeX 2 weeks 3 days ago
#19

Congratulations Legend. As long as this continues, your post should be added:

As George Carlin said, to paraphrase, "You want to know how stupid people are? Just consider how stupid the 'average person' is, then realize that half the people are more stupid than that".

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