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Eli Lake

Why Trump Relishes the Upcoming Impeachment Battle

The president is lucky that his would-be impeachers have their own credibility issues.

Not a man worried about impeachment.

Not a man worried about impeachment.

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The allegation that President Donald Trump called Ukraine’s new leader to bully him into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden was too much. After months of warning her fellow Democrats about the perils of impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has changed her mind.

At this moment, a normal president would tread lightly. Impeachment hearings and a Senate trial are not ideal in an election year.