The latest idea is to impeach him in his first year. Trump’s opponents see an opportunity in his business ties and in his refusal to divest himself of his financial holdings. They think they can get him in a conflict of interest or in a violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments clause, which forbids officials from receiving gifts from foreign governments.
And, to make sure, Senator Elizabeth Warren is introducing a bill to require the president to put his assets in a blind trust, with a proviso that failure to do so would constitute a “high crime or misdemeanor.”
But Republicans control Congress! A bill like that would never pass or survive a veto. And an impeachment proceeding would surely go nowhere. This is probably true, but it would only take a few Republicans–some of whom don’t like him either–to join with a united front of Democrats to cause trouble for Trump. [Read more…]