So I'm actually a born psychic and I foresee... Executive obstruction during the impeachment proceedings!! Congress desperately needs to grow some teeth if they're going to find a way around Trump continuing to exert executive privilege over literally every witness testimony, and he'll use lawyer-client confidentiality for Rudy. I already linked this once, sorry, but Benjamin Wittes has got some great thoughts on how Congress can arm itself, plz forward to Pelosi.
I keep flip-flopping on what happens after the House votes to impeach, given that Trump hasn't resigned yet. His resignation may have been suggested to him by then. Maybe most of the Senate GOP lie to him, and don't tell him that they'll be giving him the thumbs down come voting time, so he hangs on until the very end? Could they really not vote to convict?! As the previous 8 days worth of news sinks into the public (apparently we've got a long way to go there), the democrats will investigate even further, and present everything in a single, damning summary. It's going to be an unmistakable party vs. country choice. I don't think it should take longer than six weeks for the House to vote, they'll probably try to keep at least some momentum, and there's no need to conclude or fully conclude the investigations that might be spawned by the impeachment inquiry before the impeachment vote.
Remember that impeachment isn't a criminal proceeding, it is a political process, and we all need to relay to our reps that not only is this indeed a crime committed by #45, it represents a new level of brazenness after a pattern of lawlessness unbefitting of the office of the president. So galen, we get to call our lovely two asshats. Bonus points if you can work in what most Europeans told you they think of Donald Trump while you've spent time there.
No one's ever actually been removed from the U.S. presidency by impeachment, they're either not convicted (twice) or they've resigned (once). Will this be the first time?
Hey, if Trump resigns and is pardoned by Pence, but then Pence was involved with the coverup... Uhhh... ???. Impeachment 2?