The same professor who predicted Trump’s victory is now predicting the president will get impeached. His forecasts are all in a new book, The Case for Impeachment, set to release next week.
Allan Lichtman, a professor at American University, declared Trump the next president by using a formula based on the popularity of the party in control of the White house. This same formula accurately predicted the winner of the eight previous presidential elections.
Trump even reached out to Lichtman to congratulate him. In an advanced copy obtained by Politico, Lichtman writes: “[T]aking time out of preparing to become the world’s most powerful leader, he wrote me a personal note, saying ‘Professor-congrats-good call.”
Now Lichtman says impeachment is imminent. He argues that Trump “threatens the institutions and traditions that have made America safe and free for 230 years.” He goes on to explain that it might come down to a Republican Congress impeaching a president of its own party.
Possible offenses that could lead to impeachment, according to the professor: Russia-involved treason, abuse of power, offenses committed before taking office like housing violations, Cuba embargo violations, and fallout from the president’s failed Trump University.
“Justice will be realized in today’s America not through revolution, but by the constitution’s peaceful remedy of impeachment, but only if the people demand it,” Lichtman concludes his book.