Even since the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump, he’s has been railing like a hyena on meth via Twitter and in that utterly unhinged six-page letter he wrote to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), in which he whined:
“This is nothing more than an illegal, partisan attempted coup that will, based on recent sentiment, badly fail at the voting booth. You are not just after me, as President, you are after the entire Republican Party.”
But based on a report from Law & Crime, this may well be only the beginning of Trump’s problems when it comes to impeachment, because grand jury materials from the investigation conducted by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller may soon be in the possession of the House Judiciary Committee. And those documents could either lead to more articles of impeachment or an entirely new impeachment against Trump:
“House Democrats told a federal court on Monday that they will continue impeachment investigations into President Donald Trump after the scheduled vote on articles of impeachment later this week.”
In their filing, attorneys for the committee noted:
“As the Committee recently explained, should the Committee obtain the withheld material, ‘it would be utilized, among other purposes, in a Senate trial on these articles of impeachment, if any.’ And the Committee ‘has continued and will continue [its impeachment] investigations consistent with its own prior statements respecting their importance and purposes.’ The withheld material could inform those investigations as well.”
So, if the grand jury materials are indeed ordered released to the committee by a federal court, there might be more articles of impeachment or a new impeachment inquiry to determine if Trump committed crimes such as obstruction of justice, which many legal scholars said Trump engaged in when he sought to have White House counsel Don McGahn fire Mueller. McGahn refused and threatened to resign if the president pushed him on the matter.
Things are not going to get any better for Trump, even if the Senate does acquit him. Instead, as details of the secret grand jury materials leaks out or is presented in public hearings, it may become clear yet again that this president has deliberately sought to subvert the Constitution for his own personal benefit.
A Senate acquittal, combined with new evidence of crimes by Trump, could wind up being so politically damaging that Trump would either have to resign or face a humiliating electoral loss come 2020.
In other words, Trump is far from in the clear, no matter what happens in the Senate. He may be more screwed than he can even imagine.