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What percentage of the vote would Trump get in 2020 if he was impeached in the House?

How much would he increase his present 40-45%?

Would that be enough to change the outcome of the election in 2020?

How many people would be so pissed off that they would vote for Trump just for spite?

Would it be so disastrous that he would win in a landslide?

I'm curious to how people think this would change the next election?

Is it too much of a gamble to take?

There is plenty of evidence but not enough to criminally convict beyond a reasonable doubt...?

From Wikipedia:

"Evidence that is beyond reasonable doubt is the standard of evidence required to validate a criminal conviction in most adversarial legal systems. Generally, prosecutors bear the burden of proof and are required to prove their version of events to this standard."


Reasonable doubt is a term used in jurisdiction of common law countries. Evidence that is beyond reasonable doubt is the standard of evidence required to validate a criminal conviction in most adversarial legal systems.[1]

Generally, prosecutors bear the burden of proof and are required to prove their version of events to this standard. This means that the proposition being presented by the prosecution must be proven to the extent that there could be no "reasonable doubt" in the mind of a "reasonable person" that the defendant is guilty. There can still be a doubt, but only to the extent that it would not affect a reasonable person's belief regarding whether or not the defendant is guilty. Beyond "the shadow of a doubt" is sometimes used interchangeably with beyond reasonable doubt, but this extends beyond the latter, to the extent that it may be considered a next to impossible standard (though at times at a trial the person is guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt, usually in such situations a plea bargain takes place to give the guilty some leniency in exchange for the time and money a trial would cost both sides). The term "reasonable doubt" is therefore used.

If doubt does affect a "reasonable person's" belief that the defendant is guilty, the jury is not satisfied beyond "reasonable doubt". The precise meaning of words such as "reasonable" and "doubt" are usually defined within jurisprudence of the applicable country. A related idea is Blackstone's formulation "It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer".

Beyond a reasonable doubt is the highest burden of proof in any court in the United States. Criminal cases must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

True or False: If AG Barr says obstruction is not a crime, then that is the final word?

The Attorney General is the final arbiter when a Special Counsel turns over the results of his investigation to him?

Even if the Special Counsel does not say that there was no obstruction of justice by Donald J Trump?

How much authority does the Attorney General have in making the final decision on whether or not there is obstruction of justice?

Even if there is over-whelming evidence of obstruction of justice, the Attorney General cannot be questioned?

Is the American public being set up by the media and the Trump White House?

Everything William Barr has said and done since he was named Attorney General has been under suspicion. Even before he was nominated, he had sent his infamous 19-page memo outlining how he thought the President could not be charged with obstruction.

Then, he pronounced total exoneration for Trump, no collusion and no obstruction, less than 48 hours after he received the report from Mueller.

Then, he made public his conspiracy theories at the House and Senate hearings.

Then, he was handing over the report to Trump's defense team so they could come up with different excuses and narratives for whatever facts the report comes up with.

Then, they pretend they are worried about the testimony that Don McGahn gave to the Special Counsel. If they were truly worried, they would have redacted it.

If it is not a setup or a whitewash, it sure looks like one.

The most glaring failure of Donald Trump...

It is his failure to bring people together.

It is his natural inclination to divide, rather than to unite. It is always "us" vs "them", as if half of America is the enemy?

That is why he is failing on the immigration issue. He doesn't want to work with the Democrats. He wants them to submit to his wishes or he will go around them. That is his recipe for disaster.

Donald Trump has many weaknesses and failures of character, but his inability to bring people together is his most glaring failure as a leader.

He is doomed to defeat and infamy.

An issue where Trump may be the most vulnerable?

It is the one where he refuses to budge.

He says nobody cares whether or not he shows his tax returns. He is very, very wrong on that calculation.

Several states have voted to require presidential candidates to show their returns before they can get on the ballot.

It is my understanding that most polls also show that the American people believe it is an important issue.

Donald Trump hopes this issue fades away. It may be his "Achilles heel".
He likes to say that people knew he was not going to show his taxes when they voted for him in 2016. That is not true. His lie at the time was that he would show his returns as soon as they were out of "audit". Most people actually thought they would see his returns, contrary to what Trump now says.

Democrats would be wise to keep this issue front and center.

"We" and "They"

Donald Trump is a very effective divider. He doesn't seem to have the capacity to unite this country. It does not serve his purpose. As a child, his teacher must have sent a note home to his mother: "Does not play well with others".

He is a dirty old dog that cannot learn any new tricks.

Ilhan Omar to be symbol of Democratic Party in 2020?

That is the goal of Donald Trump. He sees a political advantage too good to pass up. It's all about dividing America and who wants to be on the side of the terrorists that attacked us on 9/11?

That was the purpose of his tweet. Nothing is below this man. There is no bottom.

Trump has got his ass in a bind with the immigration issue...

...and he wants somebody to save him. Now he's blaming the Democrats, sanctuary cities, and whomever else he can think of.

Since immigration is the issue that is going to keep him in the White House, and since he said he was the only one able to fix it, now he acts like a whiny little baby.

"If you don't fix this problem for me, I will send the military down there and I will take all the immigrants to San Francisco and all those sanctuary cities. We'll see how they like that!", he bellows.

He is a turd.

A 25-30% minority of the worst people in this country are running the show.

Those are the racists, the haters, the misogynists, the xenophobes. They are the people that exhibit the worst character of America. And they worship Donald Trump, who symbolizes everything they believe in.

Perhaps it is time for America to stand up? And tell these people that do not love this country, that hate immigrants, that despise everything that has made this country great, to sit down and listen.

They are damaging this country and it must stop. They are not the majority, even though they control the spineless Republican Party. They have no decency. They are not patriots. They are doing harm to our nation and they must cease. Their nonsense and stupidity can no longer be tolerated.

Americans have been hesitant for too long as this small minority of hateful and vengeful people attempt to destroy this nation.

Maybe it is time to speak up?
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