Yet not unprecedented, considering the House tried to impeach Bill Clinton for far less serious offences than the ones which Trump has been accused of.
And the alternative would be to allow a Russian puppet, who only became elected thanks to Russian intervention, to be US President? Would that make American civilians and politicians less anti-Russian?
Because politicians are primarily driven by career prospects. Nobody wants to vote themselves out of office.
A post-impeachment election would look something that resembles this (I originally also had Wyoming and Nebraska for Trump but I’m not 100% sure if they’re more pro-congress or pro-trump, the Rasmussen poll shows its roughly even. Utah and Idaho will be the strongest Republican holds, West Virginia will be the strongest Trump vote.)
A split will inevitably kill the party in marginal states (Georgia, Texas, Arizona)
However, Trump might recover in the Rust Belt (all 6 states) but even then not enough to get anywhere close to running anything.
If 2016 told us anything it was “never say never”.
So they’d allow an overtly pro-Russian (and covertly blackmailed) leader who’d been elected through a foreign power intervening illegally in the ‘democratic’ process to carry on ruling simply in order to avoid taking a political hit in the short term?
Many Republican representatives hate Trump as it is, and this report being true would drive even more away from him. Additionally, if there’s one thing which conservatives care about it’s the constitution.
Neither of those are ‘proof’ for what you claimed.
Did you read the BuzzFeed dossier?
Who knows, probably not but it’s certainly not impossible.
This is Putin we’re talking about.
UN Charter pretty sure does, and that’s just one example
You have no evidence to back up this claim.
“Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors” is pretty broad. If Bill Clinton can get close to impeachment for allegedly lying about adultery and a claim of sexual assault, some of the allegations against Trump could, if true, lead to impeachment.
tfw the man who produced these allegations is a local, and owns a company 4 miles away with 200k profit, just one employee, 320k debtors-falling-within-a-year and 155k cash lying in the bank but an empty office
Ah his partner has another company under almost the same name “Orbis International” … which in 2016 made 98 pounds of investments (aaaand also the exact same number, 98 pounds, in 2015) with 99k net profit.
What exactly are they trading?
Christopher Steele’s role in the company is “Political Consultant”
in case anyone cares on the broader stuff anyway
the office that I talked about earlier is literally empty and always has its doors open. I live fairly close to one of the partners in the company so I might want to cycle there tomorrow to see how many reporters are there for the lulz, at least if the correspondence address isn’t a total sham either
Here’s an overview of a former CIA officer reading and giving his feedback on the leaked dosier. Basically it all looks correct and is probably real, but relies mainly on a single source (called ‘Source E’) and the investigation was probably commissioned with the purpose of finding negatives on Trump. So with that in mind, it’s fairly easy to come to the conclusion that about half of the claims are speculation and/or complete fiction resting on the truth of the other half.
As with the e-mail leaks, it’s not a good idea to just look at one sides “truth” and make conclusions based off of it.