Ever since President Trump was inaugurated, people have been talking about his impeachment. Most believe, that after the Senate Intelligence Committee finally reveals Trump’s collusion with Russia regarding the 2016 Presidential election, Trump will then be impeached. However, the question remains: how long will that take?
No doubt, the impeachment process is a long one. Nonetheless, it is practically unheard of for a President to impeached within his first six months in Office. But that is not stopping Trump’s lawyers for getting all their ducks in a row for when the time comes.
CNN’s @evanperez reports White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment process & collecting info on how such proceedings might work
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) May 19, 2017
According to CNN, “White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment process & collecting info on how such proceedings might work.” For impeachment proceedings against the President to work, the Republicans would have come on board. While there is some rift within the GOP, the passage of TrumpCare in the House, show that they are still working together.
To successfully impeach Trump, two-thirds of the Senate would have to support that proposition. Trump could also be impeached if the party balance in Congress shifts, pro-impeachment Representatives and Senators could suddenly find themselves in the majority come 2018, which is likely. However, to get the needed threshold is another story. The most likely way that Trump would be impeached is when another piece of evidence emerges that further proves his collusion with Russia during the 2016 Presidential election.
In all honesty, Trump could also be impeached for the recent revelations of him asking former FBI Director James Comey to stop the investigation into Michael Flynn. He could also be impeached for obstructing justice by firing James Comey. From the looks of it, this is one chess match that Trump has lost.