With the obvious evidence that Donald Trump has obstructed justice in his attempts to bribe James Comey, and Comey's subsequent firing because he refused to pledge loyalty to Trump the cry for impeachment grows louder. It ain't gonna happen.
Why, three basic reasons:
1. First the Demos do not have the power to conduct the necessary investigations into the obstruction of justice charges. Also, the real Trump crimes are money laundering for the American and Russian mafias. Those crimes once proven require the justice department to prosecute. Does anyone believe this Sessions' controlled department will conduct an honest transparent investigation? Even by some strange miracle that the Senate and House investigating committees uncover the evidence, does anyone believe that Senator Burr who owns stock in Russian oil companies is going to cut his own throat? The House committees are being run by Trump Transition team members who collaborated with the Russians themselves.
2. The GOP is only interested in getting tax cuts for their donors, the one percent, and will not do anything to Trump until he signs that legislation. They could decide to dump Trump for Pence but Pence as head of the transition team is just as guilty as Trump. Trump's crimes will implicate Pence soon who has been consistently lying about Flynn.
3. The GOP base will continue to support Trump and down-ticket races as they are looking for the party to maintain its racial and gender bias politics and anti-progressive agenda. The base doesn't understand that they have been pawns for decades to the GOP southern strategy and neoliberal policies which have screwed them. Also, the Democratic Party is still hesitant to move left and provide consistent policy alternatives for the working classes of America. Their continued support of Wall Street and the top ten percent leaves a gigantic hole in the political discourse which even Bernie Sanders cannot fill.
Optimistically, the Demos may capture one the House or Senate in 2018 but will they exercise that power to fully disgrace and remove the Trump Swamp? Time will tell but don't hold your breathe.
Comments to think about.