For John, BLUF: I suspect that if the Special Counsel delivers a lot of narrow legal technicalities against President Trump it won't go well with the American People, perhaps even those who are anti-Trump. Nothing to see here; just move along.
CNN's Jeffrey Toobin says that for the first time, he thinks 'Trump might not finish his term in office'
From The Week, no named reporter, 29 November 2018.
Here is the lede:
"You know, today's the first day I actually thought Donald Trump might not finish his term in office," CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin told Anderson Cooper Thursday night, after a week of revelations about the Trump campaign and Russia. "Really?" Cooper asked. "I mean, I think this thing is enormous," Toobin said. He laid out a series of "preposterous" positions now being staked by President Trump, including that lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen negotiated Trump Organization deals in Russia for six months without telling Trump, that Trump and Roger Stone never discussed WikiLeaks, and that Don Jr. never talked to his father about the Trump Tower meeting with Kremlin-linked Russians offering dirt on Hillary Clinton.The President needs 34 Senators to stand by him to avoid conviction in the event of Impeachment. Not a very big number.
One of the early questions is if the Democrats have learned from the Clinton Impeachment that an impeachment can be politically costly.
Hat tip to the Drudge report.
Regards — Cliff