Hawaii Intelligence Digest, 23 March 2017, 00:40 hrs, UTC, Post #149.
Accessed on 23 March 2017, 00:40 hrs, UTC.
Reporter: Alison Wisk (“The Independent”).
Please click link to read the full story and to hear a statement from Senator Dianne Feinstein regarding Mr. Trump.
The ranking Democrat on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee says events now unfolding from a variety of investigations could force Donald Trump to resign from the Presidency. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein suggests that President Trump “would quit” before he was potentially forced out of office after anti-Trump protesters in Los Angeles demanded to know why Congress wasn’t doing more to resolve the President’s conflict of interests and reported ties to Russian Federation officials.
Reporter Alison Wisk says the signs aren’t favorable for the embattled U.S. President:
“Hinting she might know more than she is able to let on, Ms Feinstein, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, replied: “We have a lot of people looking into this. I think he’s going to get himself out.”
“She went on to cite several potential conflicts of interests surrounding the Trump business empire, but she declined to say whether she thought the President had done anything that was worthy of impeachment.”
“I can’t answer that right now,” she said.
“Referencing recent trips to Dubai by Mr Trump’s sons, Donald Jr and Eric, where they opened a new golf club, she said: “I think sending sons to another country to make a financial deal for his company and then have that covered with Government expenses, I believe those Government expenses should not be allowed.”
“We’re working on a bill that would do that now … We’re working on a couple of bills that would deal with conflicts of interest.”
“Ms Feinstein is not the first to suggest the billionaire tycoon may decide to quit the White House of his own volition.”
The informal impeachment process has begun. It will take some time for the House of Representatives to collect evidence, present formal charges, and conduct the legislative trial in the House Chambers. Although Ms. Feinstein can’t bring formal charges against Mr. Trump, she can surely generate sufficient evidence to convince Mr. Trump that it may be best for him to leave office voluntarily rather than face a public trial in the House of Representatives. Although Mr. Trump will remain defiant for a time, the evidence collected by the FBI and the Senate Judiciary Committee may be sufficient to make his tenure as U.S. President very short. While nothing is guaranteed in the world of U.S. politics, the impeachment of President Trump will occur by the mid-term elections of 2018. In this case, Mr. Trump is his own worst enemy.
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