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Presidents have not been convicted when they should have been. And there is a general disposition not to criminalize politics. But Trump is different and there is also widespread acknowledgement of that. No former president has so flagrantly broken the law to his own financial benefit while in office and no previous president has ever incited an insurrection against his own government. There are a number of Republicans/former Republicans to argue in favor of a conviction and popular sentiment is turning against the admiration of rich scoundrels. It is not for nothing that there are several criminal investigations of Trump currently underway. By the time these investigations come to trial I would place the odds of a conviction from at least at one in ten and possibly as high as one in two.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Apr 7th, 2021 at 03:34:40 PM EST
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