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By Stan Greene
Observer Staff Writer 

Will President Trump Be Impeached By a Republican Congress?

Theory is Republicans would rather have Mike Pence as Prez anyway, and Donald will slip up and give them a chance to remove him.


November 14, 2016

Vice Presdent Joe Biden meets VP Elect Mike Pence at the White House, November 10, 2016

Several colleges try to comfort students upset by Donald Trump's victory. In some colleges, exams have been cancelled or postponed, while at Cornell, students held a cry in on the quad.

At Berkeley, the administration let upset students march on campus, or play with Playdoh or crayons. I'm not making this up.

Colleges have become the least liberal places in the world when it comes to free speech. Seriously, you can speak your mind more easily at a North Korean Communist Party convention, then you can at America's 2200 colleges and universities. This is no secret to students, faculty and staff.

Few pollsters predicted a Donald Trump victory ahead of Tuesday night. Polls showed Mrs. Clinton comfortably in the lead. By and large the American Media failed to anticipate the wave of pro-Trump support that propelled him to victory. But a Washington, D.C.-based professor insisted that Trump was lined up for a win - based on the idea that elections are "primarily a reflection on the performance of the party in power." So reports the Washington Post

Allan Lichtman uses a historically based system of what he calls "keys" to predict election results ahead of time. The keys are explained in-depth in Lichtman's book, "Predicting the Next President: The Keys to the White House 2016." In our conversations in September and October, he outlined how President Obama's second term set the Democrats up for a tight race, and his keys tipped the balance in Trump's favor, even if just barely.

At the end of our September conversation, Lichtman made another call: that if elected, Trump would eventually be impeached by a Republican Congress that would prefer a President Mike Pence - someone whom establishment Republicans know and trust.

"I'm going to make another prediction," he said. "This one is not based on a system; it's just my gut. They don't want Trump as president, because they can't control him. He's unpredictable. They'd love to have Pence - an absolutely down-the-line, conservative, controllable Republican. And I'm quite certain Trump will give someone grounds for impeachment, either by doing something that endangers national security or because it helps his pocketbook."


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