Posted by: maboulette | November 20, 2016

Political Historian Believes There Will Be An Impeachment


On Election Day Donald Trump took everybody by surprise when he won the White House.  But his stay there might be a very short-lived one, according to the professor who correctly predicted presidential polls for the last 30 years. 


There is a political historian at the American University – Allan Lichtman, who told “Sqawk Box” on CNBC last Thursday that Trump’s past of lying a lot; his unpredictability as well as his lack of any experience in public service could eventually lead to an impeachment. 


He stated that his prediction on Trump victory was based only on a ‘gut feeling’ and not any scientific methods.  Since the election over a week ago, Trump, together with his Vice President-elect Mike Pence, has been trying to fill key posts in his Cabinet.  There are reports that hinted at a real strain his transition team while setting up a new Trump administration. 


“Trump is a wild card,” Lichtman said, the Bannon’s appointment could be a real test for the President-elect to either discard him or stick with him no matter how divisive he become.


Though Republicans have won the majority in Congress, Lichtman pointed out they did not have a “filibuster-proof majority” in the Senate. Trump’s appointment of controversial figures and his unpredictability could make it harder for the Republicans to work with Democrats and other members of the Congress, he said.


“Republicans love control and they would love to see Mike Pence as president because he is predictable and controllable – a down-the-pipe standard conservative Republican.”


Currently, only two presidents have been involved in impeachment trials by the Senate – Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1999.


If one takes into consideration the fact that Trump did not win the populate vote and the controversy that as well as his appointments have been making; one only needs to add to this to this a 70 year habit of lying about almost everything – it becomes easy to predict an impeachment. Impeachment looks like a bet that is very safe to make.  



  1. I predict the Republicans give Trump plenty of rope to hang himself….he’ll resign rather than lose….Pence steps in as the controllable GOP puppet!

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