Trump may actually be impeachedPosted by Josh Taylor / December 29, 2018
Since his first day in office, critics of Donald Trump have been calling for his impeachment. Now, two years later, the calls have grown louder, and they’re taken up by more voices. In a recent interview, Steve Okun, a senior advisor at U.S.-based geopolitical consulting firm McLarty Associates, raised the specter of impeachment in a very real way:
Whether the Democrats will impeach Trump, [Jerry Nadler, the expected chairman of the House Judiciary Committee] didn’t say, but he said he committed impeachable offenses and that came with the hush money cover up and certainly can come with the obstruction of justice with the Mueller report comes out
Okun notes that the danger her is primarily economic. With the government shutdown and now the threat of impeachment, he believes 2019 is going to be a tumultuous year for the markets.
A New York Times opinion piece notes: “An impeachment process against President Trump now seems inescapable. Unless the president resigns, the pressure by the public on the Democratic leaders to begin an impeachment process next year will only increase.” As more pieces like this come out, the market is likely to continue panicking.