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(CNN) President Donald Trump has expressed concern that he could be impeached when Democrats take over the House, a source close to the President told CNN Monday. The source said Trump sees impeachment as a “real possibility.”

The building trail of incompetence by the accidental president will continue as long as he remains oblivious to a real possibility of impeachment. Such a threat forced Nixon’s resignation and subsequent pardon by Gerald Ford.

“Corrupt bargain” speculation now begins about the ability of Pence to pardon Trump.

This assumes Pence becomes POTUS* while also dismissing the curious item from the Mueller filings which could suggest that Pence is the “senior administration official” that Manafort contacted in 2018.

(May 2017) The time has come for Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of President Trump for obstruction of justice.

The remedy of impeachment was designed to create a last-resort mechanism for preserving our constitutional system. It operates by removing executive-branch officials who have so abused power through what the framers called “high crimes and misdemeanors” that they cannot be trusted to continue in office.

No American president has ever been removed for such abuses, although Andrew Johnson was impeached and came within a single vote of being convicted by the Senate and removed, and Richard Nixon resigned to avoid that fate.

Now the country is faced with a president whose conduct strongly suggests that he poses a danger to our system of government.

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The rhetorical pattern points to a couple of unavoidable truths.

First, the president is a little too fond of the word “totally.”

Second, when confronted with incriminating information, Trump’s first instinct is turn to gaslighting as a strategy, making up his own reality in the hopes that everyone else will simply play along.

It’s an approach that does his presidency no favors. On Friday afternoon, federal prosecutors directly implicated the sitting American president in a felony. Around the same time, we learned of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s latest filing, which shed some additional light on the Trump Organization’s associations with Russia during the 2016 campaign.

It’s against this backdrop that Trump told reporters on Saturday, “On the Mueller situation, we’re very happy with what we are reading.” This isn’t just bonkers, it’s emblematic of a political posture that should worry the president’s Republican allies.

The Atlantic published an interesting piece late last week – before the release of Friday’s court filings – noting that neither Team Trump nor its allies have the foggiest idea how to respond to the intensifying scandals surrounding the president.

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