Will Donald Trump make it through his first term? | The Tylt

Will Donald Trump make it through his first term?

Just two weeks into President Donald Trump's first term, 40 percent of Americans want him impeached—and that was before he fired FBI Director James Comey, gave intelligence secrets to Russian officials, and allegedly asked Comey to halt an investigation into his staff. Many political observers say Trump is toast. But his campaign proved Trump has serious survival skills, and congressional Republicans show no signs they will take action against the president. Will Trump make it to 2020? 

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For months, skeptics have dismissed Trump's ties to Russia as circumstantial—all smoke, no fire. Then, Trump informed Lester Holt on national television that the FBI's ongoing investigation into his campaign ties with Russia loomed large in his mind when he fired Comey. The former FBI director also wrote in a memo the president asked him personally to end the investigation.

Talking Points Memo's Josh Marshall says the Comey memo is the smoking gun.

This isn’t smoke. It’s fire.
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But just in terms of logistics, it's really hard to impeach a president—which is why it's only happened twice. The Republican-dominated Congress would have to start impeachment proceedings, and political observers doubt the GOP has the backbone to kick Trump out of office. Republican lawmakers keep talking about how "troubling" the allegations against the president are, but that's as far as they've gone.

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But many people say the Comey memo will be Trump's undoing.

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Even members of Trump's own White House staff agreethis latest bombshell could be the tipping point for Trump.

“This is now a consistent pattern of obstruction [of justice] by the President,” said Clint Watts, a former FBI special agent and Daily Beast contributor. “The loyalty oath dinner, the request to squash the Flynn investigation and Comey’s firing over Russia all point to a President Trump who has no respect for the rule of law, and doesn’t realize that he should not run the country the way he ran his businesses.”
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How many times did the mainstream media and every pundit in America say Trump would never win the election? He's disproven conventional wisdom time and time again, and done things his own way. Predictions, polls, and precedents are all useful—but as Trump's campaign proved, you can't use the past to predict the future of a Trump presidency.

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Will Donald Trump make it through his first term?
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