To date, there have been NINE separate threads related to the impeachment of Donald Trump. I decided to add the most recent updates to Schmidt's thread of January, 2019, simply because it had the most views.
The Washington Post published an article this morning that hinted that Trump's second impeachment trial may very well result in a conviction.
There are 41 senators who support conviction, and 19 who are open to conviction. In addition, there are 16 more whose views are unknown. Since impeachment would require 67 votes, we are actually close to seeing a conviction..
Since he is already out of office, what are the consequences of a conviction? There are actually a lot of them:
“For those wondering if it’s worth impeaching him this time, it means he: 1) loses his 200k+ pension for the rest of his life, 2) loses his 1 million dollar/year travel allowance, 3) loses lifetime full secret service detail, 4) loses his ability to run in 2024,” Ben Costiloe tweeted Jan. 8
"And, if he is successfully impeached (found GUILTY), he loses giving two aids (his kids) one million each for a yearly travel allowance, and loses his wife’s yearly travel allowance of half a million a year, and loses years of paid rent, and a furniture allowance, for a personal office, and he also cannot be buried in Arlington Cemetery. #ImpeachTrumpNow,” Lara B. Sharp wrote.
Both posts get some repercussions of an impeachment correct. However, Costiloe fails to mention that revocation of these benefits is contingent upon the Senate convicting Trump before his term is up, and Sharp lists several benefits that are not affected by impeachment.
Since a president has never been convicted in an impeachment trial, and since Trump was acquitted at his first impeachment trial, it will take someone smarter that me to figure out how much Trump will lose if he is convicted.
What's a bit easier to figure out what will happen to some of Trump's enablers. At the very least, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs, Lauren Boebert, and Marjorie Taylor Greene could fact censure, and possible even expulsion, from their offices, and Mike Lindell is going to quickly become a lot poorer due to the fact that a number of companies are dropping My Pillow products from their inventory.