Height Securities Begins Contemplating "Impeachment": Here's What To Look For

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After the latest diplomatic scandal involving Donald Trump, which unleashed a frenzy of allegations that Trump is either a traitor or too dumb to govern for sharing allegedly confidential data to the Russian foreign minister, the angry response by Democrats - many of whom now demand hearings, transcripts, or worse - was predictable. What was unexpected was the loud criticism by some very prominent republican senators.

Earlier today, Sen. John McCain said that allegations Trump shared highly classified information with top Russian officials are "deeply disturbing," and added that "regrettably, the time President Trump spent sharing sensitive information with the Russians was time he did not spend focusing on Russia’s aggressive behavior, including its interference in American and European elections, its illegal invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea, its other destabilizing activities across Europe, and the slaughter of innocent civilians and targeting of hospitals in Syria," he said.

He was not alone, joining other Republicans who voiced similar criticism about Trump's actions in the Oval Office. One was Sen. Susan Collins who said earlier Tuesday that the Senate Intelligence Committee needs to be briefed on the report.  Sen. Ben Sasse told MSNBC that "It's not helpful that this was with the Russians, right? I mean this is just weird."

Senator Bob Corker was even more blunt, saying the White House is "in a downward spiral right now and have got to figure out a way to come to grips with all that's happening. You know, the shame of it is there's a really good national security team in place and there are good productive things that are under way through them and through others, but the chaos that is being created by the lack of discipline is creating an environment — it creates a worrisome environment."

It was the harsh Republican response that prompted Height Securities’ Peter Cohn to write a note to clients on Tuesday that Trump's recent conduct "raises questions for investors about whether senior Republicans will abandon ship."

Cutting to the chase, Cohn writes that ending Trump’s viability as president "depends on Republicans turning against him", as impeachment proceedings can only begin with the majority party, and the 25th Amendment (allowing for president’s removal when unable to discharge powers/duties of his office) can only be invoked by Congress and/or vice president, majority of Cabinet.

What will Height be closely watching to see if the Trump drama enters a potentially terminal phase: the main catalyst is whether Sen. John McCain, chairman of Armed Services Committee, begins calling for Trump’s resignation, as U.S. national security issues may increase concern among Republican voters.

Cohn also says to closely watch other senators for even a faint trace of statements and speeches that can be parsed for any signs of throwing Trump "under the bus" as these will be a trial balloon for group sentiment toward Trump.

That said, The Height analyst sees immediate fallout on domestic policy agenda as limited for now as the issues raised by Trump’s "cavalier" disclosures are separate and unrelated to tax reform and Obamacare repeal/replace, which have represented Republican agenda for years prior to Trump’s candidacy and it is unlikely they’d abandon measures because of unrelated grievances about Trump’s handling of national security matters.

Should republicans increasingly voice displeasure with Trump, however, it will be a different story.

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Jim Shoesesta's picture

What Trump needs to do is exactly what Obama did. Use the NSA to get the dirt on all these globalist traitors, then nail their mouths shut, tight. 

AllTimeWhys's picture

John McCain needs to fuck right off already. I'm sick of seeing him frolick with the msm with the label "TOP SENATE REPUBLICAN" plastered to the screen or to the pages of the washington post and the NYT.


Go find another aircraft carrier to sink you windbag, and this time go down with the ship.

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

Ohvey It was already predicted by Juval Aviv...hihihi

Ghost of Porky's picture

McCain is damaged goods. So are Arizona republicans.


But his daughter is hot.

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

McCain, Graham, Paul are good goys and do as told.

BaBaBouy's picture

His Mistake... Thump HIRED A Lot Of the SWAMP, Now The Swamp Is coming after Him...

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

If not we have the kill switches..

froze25's picture

John McCain is a traitor. They really don't get it, Trumps supporters still support him, they don't trust Ryan, they don't trust McCain.

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

No a real Isr..American patriot with a kippah

AltRight Girl's picture

Few leftard blogs were found to be peddling some interesting info.

Deep State has bitten Trump by the rump.

Intelligence Sources Report that a Secret Indictment has Been Issued against President Trump

knukles's picture

Something tells me this shit's not healthy.

JRobby's picture

This will be the MSM "News Cycle" 24/7 for the next several months right up to the impeachment vote, which will fail.

It will fail because polls will show that over 50% will oppose impeachment and those wanting to "keep their jobs" will flip flop. Holding on to one's job in the House or Senate is the road to riches so they will be unwilling to give that up even if perhaps, it is a conflict with their various "donors" who actively seek impeachment.

Of course the next "plan" that will fail is the one to get the Cabinet and VP to vote that Trump is mentally incompetant in order to remove him from office under the 25th amendment. That too, will fail.

If one can not see what is happening, why they want Trump out so badly, one should "retire to the home" and pack it in. Our "Government" is a pack af filthy, corrupt animals that will not understand "the will of the people" until they are standing on the gallows or in front of a firing squad. They are playing with dynamite.

We are witnessing the fight for control right now. The Deep State vs Trump. It is a coup using both elected and unelected operatives in concert with the MSM. The problem for this strategy is the diminished trust in the MSM after the 2016 election cycle. Oh yes, and it's Treason. That's a problem.
RiverRoad's picture

Alt Right Girl is a 7 weeks troll slut.


What we've got right here right now is a civil war going on in the FBI, CIA, NSA et al.

The MSM thinks they're the score keeper.  WRONG.  The American people are wide awake to the shit going down here.  Remember the old adage:  Don't muddy the water around you; you may have to drink it soon.

Or was that the Kingston Trio?

goober's picture

None of that is going to happen. This is all 100% kabuki theatre deliberately created by PRAVDA/MSM. Lies and distortions leaked for a purpose.

The only crimes we know of that were actually committed were by Hillary, A Weiner, Holder and Lynch. And Hillary's and Weiners crimes would engulf at least six more DEMs at the top of the food chain. Americans are some dumb ass and lazy motherfuckers to take any action against their criminal controllers!

land_of_the_few's picture

Pretty sure nobody wants President Firestarter

The Prodigy - Firestarter (Official Video)




Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

He needs to play the game or we release some Epstein classics.

earleflorida's picture

mccain breaks bread with al nursa?... oops , i meant al`qaeda--- just a variant of policy speak?

'US State Dept. (McCain&Graham): Renamed Al Qaeda not considered a 'TERRORIST ORGAN'anization' can legally receive CIA supplies'.... nice:)    5/15/17     https://www.sott.net/


you go mcSTain and Lad't graham`cracker

HowdyDoody's picture

One important question. My understanding is that foreign policy is the prerogative of the President. Did Obomber give McCain authority to liaise with the terrorists?

earleflorida's picture

absolutely, YES!!! 

but please realize the episode of 'charlie wilson'[?], and how he hoola-hoop'd his way around with 'fact-[NGOs?] finding' missions in Pak/Afghan debacle.

foreign policy... which is statutory upon the potus preference, picks all us amb.'s  ---  that is,... most being well placed & connected surrogates of corporatocracy, with deep pockets and huge/substantial donations to said foreign[architech] policy, their sole agenda(being their own self interest and certainly not in america's best interest), as america now faces blowback from every orifice on the planet?!?

i picked up a small book/pamphlet from the 'US War Dept' dated c. 1955 which explained in simple terms (explicit/ unambiguous) that every war that america has/ or ever entered has been partial to the foreign ministry discretion, ... chosen by the potus.

in other words the potus can send in a small contingent of troops and stoke the fires thus creating an immediate response from a non-compliant colonial?, thus, congress usually shrugs its shoulders and a quiet nod, concurs. this was the 'mo' for the south american wars up until wwi.

this is why congress hasn't declared any wars, such as vietnam, korea, libya, syria, etal.

the book/pamphlet is in my summer home and unfortunately i can't recall the authors name.

i will post it on my desk, and get you the info if you so choose to pursue. it's a very short historic read, compact with a rich history of every incident/war america has had up until 1955?

Ps. realize its a rare find if you can get your hands on this limited edition. (i was lucky, because i kept pursuing my source)

jimmy12345's picture

Trump is historically unpopular.  Of course he will have some idiots supporting his fat ass, but they would support anything their masters tell them to support.

Consuelo's picture



You know, I have to say...    Love the avatar in color, and the name - oh man, did you nail the name.   I thought Lenny Kikeowitz was good, but yours just sinks it.



MalteseFalcon's picture

The Republicans have to understand that they are on the verge of dominating the government for a generation or more.

The only thing that can endanger that is hamstringing President Trump.

If President Trump is not allowed to serve UNHAMPERED BY REPUBLICANS, then the Republicans party ill likely forfeit their potential dominance.

And voters will not forget the Republicans that helped hinder President Trump.

The entire "Russia" issue is bogus and President Trump's base is fully aware of it.


newworldorder's picture

With few exceptions, the current Republican Political Class does not give a crap about anything other than getting their CUT.

MalteseFalcon's picture

This is a problem.  No doubt.

jimmy12345's picture

The rulers of the Republican parties manipulate its base.  The Republican base are followers that will follow what they are told without question.

Sabibaby's picture

No, replace Republican with Republican-Democrat.

logicalman's picture

I think if he was unhampered by Repubs, a lot of Repubs would regret it. Ain't going to happen.

Before the election I made a comment that if Trump got in the real PTB would go after him if he tried to carry out the promises he made. The upside of that happening is that it flags the whole crooked game, called government, for anyone not deliberately ignoring the obvious.

Voting only changes the glove puppet, not the puppeteer.

If the puppet doesn't do as he's told, he'll be replaced by a new one that will.


GUS100CORRINA's picture

I have said this before and I will repeat it again.

President TRUMP is America's Nineveh moment. If America squanders this opportunity, then all HELL will break loose including the BIGGEST market decline in history.

Choose wisely American leaders (REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS and OTHERS) because America's future hangs in the balance.

The PEOPLE will hold you and your families accountable and that just does not mean getting reelected to office.

kimmeastar's picture

His daughter is a fucking fatass liberal PIG!!!!

Croesus's picture

Anything related to John McCain is SHIT, period, end of story.

Like the Clintons, the world can't be rid of McNasty soon enough.

aliens is here's picture

Are you nuts? But, I'll give you a thumb up.

Pooper Popper's picture


john mccain needs to FUCK OFF and DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Obadiah's picture

plus 1 for "frolick"


that slimey lil bastage in a dress

adanata's picture

They need to throw McTraitor's ass under the jail. If these POS RINOs start impeachment proceedings, that'll be the last nail in the coffin for both fake political parties; demorats having already committed suicide. Fascist snowflakes will be insufficient to sustain them.The actual "money" party will go down in flames.

centerline's picture

It appears Trump is in fact an outsider.  Sleazy... yeah.  But not the DC form of sleazy.  The deep state wants him out... and is turning the heat up.  Leveraging everyone it has strings connected to.  He can't use the NSA.

Obama was chosen by the deep state.  He WAS the NSA.  The apparatus of the deep state was his to use.

imbrbing's picture

" He can't use the NSA.

Obama was chosen by the deep state.  He WAS the NSA."


That why this guy sauid this.

"Senator Bob Corker was even more blunt, saying the White House is "in a downward spiral right now and have got to figure out a way to come to grips with all that's happening. ..... "You know, the shame of it is there's a really good national security team in place (BY OBAMA) "





earleflorida's picture

so... corker comes out of the bottle...

Obama used the nsa to spy on all the SCOTUS justices as Scalia was afraid, going back to 2011...                                                                 

garcam123's picture

Trump needs 150,000 armed Americans to occupy Shitington, DC and sieze Langley and the Pentagram and starft prosecuting, starting with the criminal cunt and her nafricanmerican fuckboy. Get the gallows ready!

Lewshine's picture

Does anyone remember the 850 point drop in the futures market the night Trump was elected? Then you also remember how all those same skitish investors pulling their money out in force, suddenly in even quicker fashion, buying broke out hand over fist, bringing the futures back to even by the next morning's open - Then, the market rallied for the next 100 days. Everyone called it a "Trump rally". What BULLSHIT! Watch what happens if he's impeached. The Dow goes to infinity and beyond...Because "DOUBT and CHANGE" is GOOD!  

QE4MeASAP's picture

Wet dreams are made of these.

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

Impeach him for what?

BorisTheBlade's picture

For not bending over as deeply as his predecessor did.

Man, he's going through hell. But as they say: If you're going through hell, just keep going.

FlKeysFisherman's picture

Man, he's going through hell.


He's on his third marriage so that gives him an advantage.

knukles's picture


                      He doesn't like Pizza

HowdyDoody's picture

"Impeach him for what?"

They could try any of:

Insanity. Unfit to govern, War crime against Syria (yeah I know), Treason with Russia.

Facts are irrelevant. The Deep State wants war and Chump doesn't (or isn't convinced). Plus he has pissed off Nuttyahu by not agreeing that Jerusalem should be the capitol of Israel.

shovelhead's picture

Not doing what he's told by Deep State.