The man, of course, needs to be gone, and particularly should Mr Mueller's investigation show what I (and others) have believed and written about. The crux of the Putin grip has always been systematic money-laundering by the Trump organisation for Mr Putin's network. That hold on the man, then, and the formidable lobbying the president has done, the pro-Putin decisions he has made contrary to the security interests of the United States, during the election's run-up and since, may make a compelling impeachment argument.
Still, now, I sense that most of our social/political institutions will, hard upon conviction, so welcome Mr Pence, hail his elevation as a return to acceptable normalcy, be lent so much undeserved rope, that the already increasingly marginalised (women, lgbt citizens, the poor, working people, children) will be further deeply harmed by the active narrow and deleterious vision of his religio-political commitments and the need in the culture to view him as benign. So I do ask if the move, now, is to seek impeachment or to work very hard to win in '20.
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