Despite all of the criminal scandals stacked against Donald Trump at this point, it appears as if Trump has mostly been of the belief that he could navigate the storm and somehow survive it all. However, based on his legal defense team’s moves this week, I’m not so sure that’s the case anymore.
Yesterday, Ty Cobb announced that he was resigning from his position in Donald Trump’s legal defense team. With Cobb stepping down, in stepped Emmet Flood, the impeachment lawyer who once represented former President Bill Clinton back in the 1990s.
Flood was a household name back then, but has not been one since — or at least not until a month ago when Trump first began trying to convince Flood to join his team. Nevertheless, Trump’s efforts to lure Flood have failed until now, and now that he’s officially in, the message is clear: Trump believes impeachment is looming.
I mean, just think about it. Why else would he be hiring an impeachment attorney like Emmet Flood? Honestly, though, I can’t say that I blame him. After all, if the Democrats win the midterms in November, they’ll officially take majority control in early January, and impeachment hearings are sure to take place almost immediately after they gain control of the House. And Trump realizes that too. In fact, he even told this to a crowd over the weekend.
Regardless of all that, the timing of the hire is certainly interesting. Considering the midterms are several months away, does Donald Trump have reason to believe he could be impeached sooner rather than later? I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see, but no matter when the impeachment process begins, whether before or after the midterms, Trump appears to be in a no-win situation.