11 Jan 2021

Trump facing second impeachment before his term ends

Washington Correspondent

The final week of a Presidency is supposed to be about burnishing a legacy, perhaps planning a Presidential library and pardoning a few friends in trouble.

But this President’s exit from office is as unorthodox as his entry. He is now the first President in American history to be impeached twice, this time for inciting the insurrection on Capitol Hill last Wednesday. Just let that sink in for a moment.

He is unlikely to be convicted by the Senate, where his accusers need a two thirds majority. And he still has dozens of millions of supporters.

But Donald Trump is becoming a toxic outcast: bumped off Twitter, the PGA has cancelled the Open at one of his golf clubs and Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, is about to be disbarred in New York.

It’s left the President in a bunker, and not just the sandy variety.