If impeachment process fizzles, Trump may go into 2020 election stronger

US President Donald Trump on Thursday assailed Democrats for their impeachment inquiry and said there should be a way to stop them, perhaps through courts.
President Donald Trump at his press conference, with loyalists Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin alongside him, skillfully played the role of a President under siege.PHOTO: AP

WASHINGTON - In 1974, when then President Richard Nixon was about to be impeached, and instead resigned, there was a clear smoking gun - his voice on tape leaving no doubt as to the intent to obstruct justice.

In the case of the July 25 conversation between President Donald Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of the Ukraine, it boils down to the interpretation of language. And that leaves much more room for argument.

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