Without discussing the merits of impeachment of President Trump, how do you think the episode will conclude?
My thoughts are the Dems will pull the plug on impeachment to protect themselves from the fallout and will go with sanctions of the President to inflect damage before the election.
I think congress will impeach him.
The senate will hold a quick show trial, find him not guilty, and that will be that.
I also predict that in 10 years the GOP will be no more as a consequence when all the facts actually come out, are understood, and the aging pro-Trump voters die off, leaving both a party and supreme court that is entirely disconnected from their ideals, as well as disconnected with reality. Part of the reason I'm so fascinated watching this all play out is that I know my children will ask me how all this happened... when the dust settles, movies come out, and facts start to matter again.
America has a choice: fascism, or not. Eventually it will choose not. Along the way everything that Trump, Jordan, etc normalized, will come back to bite the GOP - and it's voter base - hard. Imagine how it will go when some Democrat claims executive privilege, to be above the law, and openly courts direct support from say, China. "Hey China, invent 'evidence' on my opponent that will get him in jail and get me voted into power, and all your trade problems will go away once I'm in office..." And the howls will come from the GOP, but it will all be OK now because Trump did it. Having US elections up for the highest foreign bidder will be normal. And if you're the rest of the world, are you going to want someone like Trump in office ever again? He's bad for everyone, economically. Math always wins, because it must. And since you're now totally open to foreign influence, what do you think will happen?
I also predict Fox will degrade even more into pure neocon opinion pieces, be sued into oblivion and disbanded as the sham of a channel that it is.
This whole thing will be a running joke or a tale told to frighten children for a decade. If it doesn't cause some kind of civil unrest in the process - which I still think it might. I do not think Trump will leave office peacefully until he decides to - even if he's voted out.