Trump Impeachment Odds Soar By 50% After NYT Report

Tyler Durden's picture

A few hours before the Comey memo news broke, we posted "Height Securities Begins Contemplating "Impeachment": Here's What To Look For", and as expected, starkly adverse news such as this was one of the catalysts.

Predictably it did not take long after the NYT story hit, for impeachment calls to hit a crescendo. First it was CNN's Wolf Blitzer who brought up the possibility of impeaching President Trump in an interview with Independent Senator Angus King.

"If these allegations, Senator, are true are we getting closer and closer to the possibility of yet another impeachment process?" Blitzer asked.

 

"Reluctantly, Wolf, I have to say yes simply because obstruction of justice is such a serious offense," King responded.

That was just the beginning.

Shortly thereafter, a group of President Trump's most outspoken critics seized the Comey controversy to make a very early push for impeachment. 

According to Fox News, the latest call came from Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, who released a statement suggesting Comey’s ouster from atop the FBI was an obstruction of the investigation “of the president’s campaign ties to Russian influence in his 2016 presidential election.” He said Trump has committed acts that “amount to intimidation and obstruction.”

“Our mantra should be I.T.N—Impeach Trump Now,” Green wrote in an email, which included a line in red pushing those who received the email to “forward this email to others who may be interested.”

Green joined other Democratic lawmakers like Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who has been discussing impeachment for months. Waters took to Twitter in April saying that she would “fight every day until he’s impeached.” She later denied calling for impeachment, but on Thursday renewed her push during an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.

“I’ve said all along that he will lead us to impeachment, and he’s doing just that,” Waters said on MSNBC. “We’re fiddling while Rome is burning. This president needs to be impeached.”

Others Democratic lawmakers who have brought up the topic of impeachment include Reps. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., who told a local news station last week that Democrats were “actually pretty close to considering impeachment,” and Mark Pocan, D-Wis., who said on local radio that if there was an “impeachment clock,” Comey’s ouster would have moved it an “hour closer.”  

Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., also joined the discussion, tweeting last week that “Impeachment will happen if a handful of Republicans in Congress join Dems to put country above party. Or in 2019 after Dems win the House.”

This echoes what Heights' Peter Cohn said in his note earlier, when he wrote that a Trump impeachment "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.

On the other side of the debate, Dennis Kucinich, former Ohio congressman and a Fox News contributor who called for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney over the decision to go to war in Iraq, told Fox News that this is only an option “after exhausting a number of other options.”

“It is destructive to America to proceed with an impeachment at this stage of the presidency,” Kucinich said. “This is not the first thing you reach for, because when the first big move a party makes is towards impeachment, it’s very difficult for the American people to conclude that it is anything but a partisan issue.”

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In order to impeach the president of the United States, the House of Representatives must have the support of the majority of members. At this point, no Republicans have voiced support, or even made the suggestion to begin the impeachment process.

However, the market is starting to look two steps ahead, and according to PredicIt, Trump's odds of getting impeached in 2017 have soared from 19% to 29%, a 50% surge since the NYT story broke.

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overbet's picture

Well if Trump was playing hard ball with repubs, he now either gets impeached or severely neutered.

Keyser's picture

Hmm, are these the same odds makers that gave Clinton a 98% change of winning in Nov 2016? 

robertocarlos's picture

They paid that bet out in October.

jcaz's picture

A fancy graph and everything- that's so precious....  

I'll wait for the USA Today pie chart to make it all real and shit....

ACP's picture

Sorry propagandist tabloids, neither Bush nor Obongo got impeached, so it ain't gonna happen.

espirit's picture

 

USSA Civil War II Odds Soar By 50% After NYT Report.

 

ACP's picture

If there are actual impeachment proceedings, those odds increase to 100%.

Reality Creator's picture

Trump's Whitehouse is thrashing about, staff is yelling at each other, threats of firing abound, chaos ensues, backbiting, leaking, infighting, sibling rivalries, and so on.

I am so much more amused, however, by the contortions Trump's voters and Republican politicians have to do to protect their egos and party line, respectively.

I come for the entertainment, so keep it up girls.

espirit's picture

 

Since it seems we are unlikely to work from the top down…

 

Bottoms up from city, county, state, to federal level we shall force them into their enclaves and take them there.

  

MarsInScorpio's picture

The Malicious Seditionist Media (MSM) has blown off any pretense of being journalists - they are political operatives working 24/7/365 to overthrow the legitimately elected president of the United States.

Jeff Bezos is calling the shots at the WaPo - did anyone miss his hate for Trump?

And our favorite Hispanic La Raza backer - Carlos Slim - is calling the shots for the NYT.

You are watching in Real Time the coup d'etat underway by the Deep State. If you doubt this is a coup d'etat, here is the definition from Wikipedia:

A coup d'état (/?ku? de??t??/ also known simply as a coup (/ku?/), a putsch (/p?t?/), golpe de estado, or an overthrow, is the illegal and overt seizure of a state by the military or other elites within the state apparatus.[1]

This is not about Trump anymore - this is about whether the US will be taken over by a band of seditionists actively carrying out a coup d'etat as we live and breathe.

The time has arrived to begin organizing the mass public demonstrations in DC to stop this coup d'etat cold - in other words, it's counter-coup time.

I AM SETTING UP A WEB SITE AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA TO ORGANIZE THE COUNTER-COUP AGAINST THE DEEP STATE. CLEAR YOUR LIFE TO BE IN DC, AND MAYBE IN NYC IN FRONT OF THE NYT, NY DAILY NEWS, AND THE OFFICES OF THE MALICIOUS SEDITIONIST MEDIA IN ABOUT 6 - 8 WEEKS FROM NOW . . . AND NOBODY KNOWS HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO CRUSH THE COUP D'ETAT.

THERE WILL BE VIOLENCE - COUNT ON IT - FROM THE ANTIFA BLACK SHIRTS FUNDED BY SOROS AND DIRECTED BY THE DEEP STATE. YOU WILL BE VILIFIED BEYOND ANYTHING YOU'VE EVER EXPERIENCED BY THE MALICIOUS SEDITIONIST MEDIA, AND PERSECUTED BY THE DEEP STATE'S CRIMINALS-WEARING-BADGES.

IT'S PUT UP, OR SHUT UP TIME FOR YOU.

NOTE TO HILLARY, HILLARY'S HEADLINE WHORE CORPS, THE CRIMINALIZED FBI, CIA, AND OTHER THREE-LETTER US VERSIONS OF THE KGB AND THE STASI, OBAMA, COMEY, LYNCH, HOLDER, CLAPPER, MCCONNELL, RYAN, WATERS, WAPO, NYT, THE REST OF THE MALICIOUS SEDITIONIST MEDIA, ET. AL: E S & D.

(Forgive the all caps - however, there are times when something is so important, that you have to be heard above the crowd noise. I'm as serious as a heart attack - stay tuned, because this will be the first place I post on the progress of the counter-coup. You've been quacking about standing up to the Deep State and its criminals-in-office - well now, it's "Show or Blow Time" . . . you've got 6 weeks to get your act together.)

meta-trader's picture

she was a waitress in a cocktail bar now she owns a jet... http://bit.ly/2jdTzrM

overbet's picture

I cant win. I been short since January, but not like this for fucks sake.

chubbar's picture

The GOP pulls this shit at their own risk. Not one of those fuckers will find peace. This will be a civil war and I don't give a sweet shit whether Trump is guilty of any of those things or not. We now know the deep state is covering up some of the worst crimes in history (Pedogate) and this shit isn't going to stand much longer.

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

Don't worry we bribe some goy gentiles here and there and the perception of every goy American will change like a fart in the wind.

raeb's picture

Wasn't it Stalin who said, "we will sell you Capitalists the rope you will hang yourselves with" ?

NAV's picture

The political revolution is in Washington, D.C.  They are extremists who’ve traveled so far to the left that they’ve stolen our right to vote; we’ve no option left but to fight for our survival.

When you send those airplanes filled with bombs, they are being sent by the Military-Industrial-Banker Complex.  Neocons the likes of John McCain and leftist deviationists the likes of the Clintons and Netanyahus are the creators of this revolution. Corporations make those planes and make those bombs and rebuild those infrastructures they destroy (to hell of course with the dead) for money and to gain power. The McCains and the Cheneys and the Obamas produce for them.

The jargon boys make things too blurred, too complicated. It is simply that there are people in this world who want to build, and there are others who want to destroy. And all the nastiest human failing belong to that group: spite, revenge, jealousy, false pride, greed, ambition, and just plain hate.  Oh, they doll up their politics with fine phrases and slogans; they find excuses for their anger. But it all ends in anarchy and destruction…

“They are a collection of ruthless power-politicians who are making sure they are going to win… After all, who is more like to survive—a pack of wolves or a flock of sheep?” – Helen MacInnes

Unfortunately for them, American patriots are not sheep.

chubbar's picture

Here is my guess. If Trump doesn't go on the offense and get this Seth Rich story into the main stream media so that it is properly investigated, at least by those on the alt right so that it gains traction and everyone one has to acknowledge this story, he will get impeached.

If he DOES get traction on that story, the deep state immediately pulls the stock market and causes the economic collapse. They will never give up their power without doing everything in their ability to keep it.

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

We hit two birds with one stone, because these birds don´t fly straight.

Vic Odd's picture

What are the odds Maxine Waters will say something cohesive?

-0%

-0%

Hongcha's picture

Absolutely no way this is going to happen.

Cman5000's picture

Rule # 1 never get high off your own supply. Dems are nuts.

SloMoe's picture

Going to be a lot sit-ins, walks, marches, and carpet-munching in SF tonight...

Hongcha's picture

Moe; that's a normal day.  I like parading around in my office with my TRUMP TOWER gold embossed mug.  Good times.

silverer's picture

If this happens, you have to realize that Maxine Waters is calling the shots. After 240 years of glorious history... oh well.

NotApplicable's picture

HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!

Um... no. She's just another useful tool.

Ms. Erable's picture

Maxine Waters calls the shots every day. Usually beginning around 0800, continuously throughout the day, and right up to last call every night - and I'll bet that cheapass commie bitch doesn't even tip the bartender.

espirit's picture

 

@NotApp

 

Waters is a broken tool in the toolbox.

  

robertocarlos's picture

WTH is Ted Turner doing in the Senate?

nmewn's picture

Whats the 3X leverage short on that? ;-)

serotonindumptruck's picture

If anyone thought Trump was an Israeli stooge, Pence is a neocon dream come true.

robertocarlos's picture

Pence wil drive the Russkies west into the sea, from the east of Syria.

Savyindallas's picture

Putin, iran and hezbollah won't allow the Americans to flee to the sea. They will be destroyed or captured and held as POWs-in very short order. We will finally learn the lesson we truly deserve. 

robertocarlos's picture

"We're fiddling while Rome is burning". The stupid is strong in her.

espirit's picture

 

That has never been moar true then now. +1

 

scintillator9's picture

The snowflakes may want to look up the definition of Pyrrhic Victory if this happens.

nmewn's picture

Yeah, thats why we never tried it on ObaMao...can you imagine Crazy Uncle Joe groping his way down a reception line only to ask the Indian Prime Minister what aisle the mayonaise is on?...lol.

saldulilem's picture

Uh-oh, time to nuke NK

Soul Glow's picture

You know what else is soaring?  Precious metals!

khakuda's picture

And he would be the first President impeached for unsubstantiated rumors.  As for yesterday's Washington Post unattributed "revelation", everyone actually in the private meeting said the story was untrue.  What happened to the presumption of innocence?

Trump is certainly no angel, but the coordinated daily campaign to take him down by the press, Hollywood and Democrats is actually the most frightening thing I have ever seen.  The guy was freely elected and they are trying to brainwash the populace to try and reverse their choice.

I live in Connecticut, where Democrats promising free stuff and villifying conservatives have bankrupted the state.  The deficit they estimated at $3.5 billion 3 months ago is now magically over $5 billion.  Can they fucking count?  Shouldn't that be a requirement of office?  I hope the country doesn't fall prey to the same fate, though I am losing hope as I hear one crazy fuck after another demean Trump based on unsubstantiated, unproven rumors.

They are going to fight him the whole way.  The guy needs to start ignoring it and getting on with the business of the country.

Gen. Ripper's picture

The fucking swamp creatures are washing waves across the streets - there'll be a lot more sloshing about before they're all thrown on the banks

Everybodys All American's picture

If what we learned today about Seth Rich is true it will not matter one bit what trump said to comey. This detail we learned today is so much bigger. We more than likely have a conspiracy to hide a murder of a man who sent the dnc emails to Wikileaks. What that implies is that the FBI and likely other agencies in our government covered up this knowledge and created the Russian hoax. This my friends is treason.

khakuda's picture

And the mainstream media outside of the Rupert Murdoch companies (Fox, Wall Street Journal, NY Post) will not even cover it as a story.  That fact alone speaks volumes about the coverups raging on.

chubbar's picture

I've watched FOX off and on for a couple of hours, this story of Seth Rich is NOT being covered. It should pre-empt every fucking story out there but they are not. This means that FOX has been told to stand down. This story is SO BIG that EVERYONE is scared shitless of it, half are probably guilty of being involved in any case!

khakuda's picture

Fox business Lou Dobbs covered it tonight.

espirit's picture

 

The MSM is still calling the Seth Rich murder a ‘conspiracy theory’.

 

Cash Is King's picture

Hannity just discussed it which was a first for me as The 5 (morons) didn't touch it to my knowledge but to be fair I came in late. Your point is not missed however!