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Midterms elections: Could Democrats IMPEACH Donald Trump after Democrats House win?

November 7, 2018 12:00 PM
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Midterms elections: Could Democrats IMPEACH Donald Trump after Democrats House win?

DEMOCRATS have won the House of Representatives after a fierce battle in the midterm run-up. But could they impeach President Trump?

The dust is beginning to settle after a night of furious midterm election vote-counting, and the picture is clear: the Democrats have taken back the House.

While the Republicans have held the Senate, this change in one of the two chambers of Congress signals an end to President Trump’s unobstructed ability to get his agenda heard.

Now, Democrats have the means to hold Mr Trump to account, no longer forced to sit and watch the administration unfold.

Already, speculation is mounting that imminent investigations will be launched into the president’s finances, Russian interference and administration ethics scandals, to name a few.

Odds checker exclusively revealed to that Mr Trump’s odds of avoiding impeachment have already dropped from 76.9 percent to 66.7 percent since the results came out.

But no Democrat will publicly admit to the possibility at this stage, and it has been downplayed throughout the investigation.

So far, there has been little Democratic support of the possibility of impeachment - last year, only 58 Democrats voted to support even debating Trump’s impeachment.

But this measured approach could change quickly if the investigations throw up new damning information.

According to the US Constitution, the House may impeach a president for “high crimes and misdemeanours,” but Congress can decide what these are, so it is certainly possible.

But it’s important to note that impeachment is very different to removal from office.


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