Trump is a Trumpist. As he suggested to the Democrats, if the Houses flipped and centrist bills came his way, he would probably find a way to pretend they are following his agenda. He does not care who supports him.
The Clinton Impeachment and Nixon investigation sort of explain what really happens. Nixon broke the law. Clearly. I am sure the Democrat controlled House did not love him, but the point was enough Republicans abandoned him and let him know they would not save him in the Senate. So he had a choice: resign, or become the second President Impeached and, if he played it through, the first actually removed.
Clinton also clearly broke a law. The problem was it was not the law most expected and assume to this day he broke. Democrats worshiped him--as the hypocrisy of a number of female Democrats has been recently revealed--people did not take his sexual predation seriously, and the Republicans did not have the numbers. That being written, there was a Democratic Senator whose name escapes me who balked Democratic attempt to circumvent a Senate trial and do something else like censure him: he was impeached, and he must be tried.
The bottom line is that even amongst Bubba-Hatin' Republicans who looked upon his election like, well, Hillary looks at Trump's, there was a feeling his crime was "not that bad," right or wrong, to merit expulsion.
Compare to every other President. Dems hated Bush the Younger; I am unaware of any attempt by the Democratic-Controlled House to impeach him even in his lowest points where Cheney forgot to bury a few drums of sarin.
Same with Obama. Even with a few "Tea-Party" types who believed Obama was really from a foreign country like Detroit, I am again unaware of any attempt to impeach him even after the Republicans utterly cleaned his clock.
It would have to be a real crime. Otherwise, it just pisses off the Other Side and makes Your Side look like Raider fans.
Same thing if it was Her Turn: the Republicans would love to clog up her Agenda with House and Senate investigations. There would be a daily drip of "Anyone ELSE would be indicted for lying to the FBI" reports followed by guest shots on Fox, but unless someone presented clear evidences--thanks--of a crime, it would be better for the Republicans to just keep beating her with a stick, winning the mid-terms, and making her a one-term President.
Same with the Dems.
Or as a Humble, Yet MagNIfIcent, Observer noted at the time: better to have two more years of a castrated Clinton than six of Gore.
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