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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

Fleshing Out Some Political Analysis at The New York Times

May 19, 2017 --

Charlie Savage, in the May 12 New York Times, discussed a series of questions on the impact of President Trump’s dismissal of FBI director James Comey. The last question was: “What about impeachment?” The Savage answer ended with this observation: “Because Mr. Trump’s fellow Republicans control both chambers of Congress, as things stand, he is exceedingly unlikely to be impeached for firing Mr. Comey.”

LPR would not be surprised had the answer continued: “On the other hand, if the left continues to press its campaign to smear Donald J. Trump as a Russian agent, and congressional Republicans, forced to their knees by this pressure, accept a special prosecutor, and the special prosecutor is given maximum attention by the monolithic media, the cowardly Republicans, fearing congressional losses in November 2018, will join the left and support the impeachment and conviction of Donald J. Trump.

Following his removal from the presidency, Trump will not be convicted in federal court of being a Russian agent – because, of course, he is no such thing, but he will be convicted of promoting political hate speech and will forfeit all his business holdings. And in 2018, the Democrats will regain their House and Senate majorities and, thereupon, will impeach Trump’s successor, President Mike Pence.”