Democrats are getting worried that the Mueller Report won’t give them the smoking gun that hoped for. So, they have taken a step which, as far as I know, is unprecedented. They have launched a massive investigation with 81 witnesses. Instead of pursuing evidence of wrongdoing, they are tearing apart President Trump’s life hoping to find something. Since this is, in effect, a criminal investigation, witnesses are potentially exposed to jail if their testimony isn’t 100% accurate. They will need to hire lawyers. Undoubtedly some will be destroyed financially.
I heard part of an interview with the man heading the investigation. He cited Trump’s business association with Russia as proof of campaign collusion. He also said that Trump calling the Mueller investigation a witch-hunt was obstruction of justice. A loose cannon like that will hurt their cause, not help it.
There have been three serious impeachment efforts in our history. Nixon resigned before the vote. I believe he would have been impeached and convicted. Andrew Johnson was impeached because he ignored a law that said he couldn’t fire a member of the cabinet without Congress’s approval (a law which I believe is unconstitutional). Bill Clinton was impeached for perjury over whether or not the activity he and Monica Lewinski engaged in met the definition of the word sex.
Those that went after Johnson and Clinton ended up being the losers. Unless something totally unexpected happens, I think we will see the same result this time.