Feinstein Says Trump Will 'Get Himself Out' Of Presidency
On Monday, March 20, the heads of both the NSA and FBI completely shot down his claim former President Obama wiretapped him during the US presidential campaign.
FBI Director James Comey also revealed there's an ongoing investigation regarding Russia's interference in the election.
So, the prospect of impeachment is fresh in everyone's mind at the moment.
With that said, it's still fairly improbable at present, given the fact Republicans control Congress and there's no concrete evidence of collusion between Trump and the Russian government.
But, Dianne Feinstein, a veteran Democratic senator, recently suggested Trump will ultimately "get himself out."
On Friday, March 17, when confronted by protesters outside of a fundraiser, someone asked Feinstein,
We know he is breaking the law every day. He has obvious dealings with Russia. There's so many things he's doing that are unconstitutional. How are we going to get him out?
We have a lot of people looking at this. I think he's going to get himself out. I think that sending his sons to another country to make a financial deal for his company and then have that covered with government expenses. I believe that should not be allowed. We're working on a bill that would do that now. We're working on a couple of bills that would deal with conflicts of interest.
This exchange was caught on video.
By getting "himself out," was Feinstein suggesting Trump would remove himself from office, or was she simply implying his actions will ultimately lead to his political demise?
Feinstein isn't the only Democrat who has suggested Trump's actions will lead to his removal from office, one way or another.
Rep. Maxine Waters has been very vocal about this as well.
Some legal scholars have also called for Trump's impeachment in relation to the foreign emoluments clause. A historian at Florida Atlantic University also recently argued Trump's presidency will be the second shortest in history.
Only two presidents, Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, have ever been impeached, and both were acquitted by the Senate.
President Richard Nixon famously resigned as he faced the prospect of impeachment amid the Watergate scandal.
Impeachment is rare, and, despite all of Trump's potential conflicts of interest, it's not entirely clear if he's done anything that would justify removing him from office.
But this topic is definitely not going away anytime soon — especially in relation to the Russia investigation.