Trump Allies Meet… Fear Impeachment Coming


(CNN) Top White House aides, lawmakers, donors and political consultants are privately asking whether President Donald Trump realizes that losing the House next year could put his presidency in peril.

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In more than a dozen interviews, Republicans inside and outside the White House told CNN conversations are ramping up behind the scenes about whether Trump fully grasps that his feuds with members of his own party and shortage of legislative achievements could soon put the fate of his presidency at risk.

Donors who trekked to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in support of House Speaker Paul Ryan were treated to a slide show late this summer to fundraise off those very fears, according to multiple attendees. Among the slides: An overview of the Democrats who would be tapped to lead key committees if the GOP loses control, including Rep. Elijah Cummings as the head of the House Oversight Committee.

To some attendees, the subtext was clear. If Republicans forfeit the House, Democrats will almost certainly create a spectacle that will derail conservatives’ agenda and the remainder of Trump’s first term — a spectacle complete with a raft of new subpoenas, a spotlight on the Russia investigation and, many are convinced, impeachment proceedings.

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  • Mike N

    They don’t need the democrats. The Republicans are derailing the conservative agenda.

  • Ah nutz

    if the rinos keep holding Trump back -it’s only them that need worry – We will elect their replacements – the dems. have screwed their-selves so badly =no winners there.

  • mtkeg

    I’ll have to see an impeachment to believe it. Sounds like more fake news to me from CNN along with the GOP Establishment who are fundraising. The best way to get people to part with their money is to scare them.
    Besides, even if Trump were impeached the millions of people around the country who want the swamp drained aren’t going to disappear. They will just get more and more pissed off and likely grow in number. A “new” Trump will get elected.