“Only two presidents in US history have been impeached – Andrew Johnson in 1867 and Bill Clinton in 1998, with both motions having subsequently been voted down in subsequent Senate votes. With a current Republican majority in the Senate, few political commentators expect a successful impeachment of Donald Trump at any stage.”
Malachy Caldwell — Odds Digest (January 21 2019)
“But I will tell you a secret. The DGSE produced a note dated December 2015. The title of the note is: US Presidential Election : Victory of Mr Trump. What are the consequences? ”
Bernard Bajolet — Director General for External Security (DGSE)
“Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future. ”
Niels Bohr – Physics Nobel Prize 1922
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Following Buzzfeed’s publication on Thursday 17 January of an article which claimed that Donald Trump had instructed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the US president’s business ties with Russia, odds markets went into over-drive on a Trump impeachment going into the weekend.
Wisdom-of-the-Crowds platform PredictIt saw shares in the outcome being traded at 54c [corresponding to an implied probability of 54%] – a record high for the market, having climbed from 48c only a few hours earlier.
However, in an unusual step, Robert Mueller’s office swiftly issued a public statement denying Buzzfeed’s claims – the first such statement coming from Mueller as part of his ongoing investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections.
With a 30-day rolling average currently hovering at around 50c, most analysts have essentially been interpreting longer-term market sentiment as an effective coin toss on an impeachment outcome.
Do you believe that the U.S. House of Representatives will approve or pass one or more articles of impeachment of President Trump? Please, understand that the question is not about trial or conviction by the U.S. Senate and removal from office.
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