I don’t know if it would cause a Civil War.
Violence? Could happen.
Most Republicans understand that this kind of never-ending Russia investigation was not justified by the facts. And a lot of people would be very unhappy, to put it mildly, if it led to impeachment. Because Democrats are not even bothering to hide that they think the election was illegitimate and they want President Trump out.
From a Newsweek article describing an interview with former Trump advisor Roger Stone:
“If there is an illegal attempt to remove the president,” he says, “you’re going to have a civil war in this country.” Meaning actual violence? “There’s white-hot hatred for Trump,” Stone answers, “and there is white-hot opposition to an attempt to [re]move him. Anything that is judged to be doctored or cooked up, it’s not going to go well.”Who, then, will fire the first shot in this civil war? “Who[ever] wins the House,” he says.
On that note, it’s time for martinis.
Opinion about Mueller has sunk to an all-time low, among Republicans and in general, according to a new poll by Politico. Of course, Politico blames “attacks” on Mueller as opposed to the conduct of the probe itself:
Months of sustained conservative attacks led by President Donald Trump and his allies has harmed Mueller most among Republicans, with a record 53 percent now saying they view the lead Russia investigator in an unfavorable light. That’s a 26-point spike since July, when the poll first started asking voters whether they viewed Mueller favorably or unfavorably.
Mueller’s unfavorable numbers have hit highs among both Democrats and independents, at 24 percent and 33 percent, respectively. Thirty-six percent of all registered voters are also seeing Mueller unfavorably, which represents the highest level since the polling first raised the topic 11 months ago. Back then, 23 percent of all voters said they viewed Mueller negatively.
With all the accusations that Trump is some kind of fascist, it is Democrats, with their constant talk of impeachment and even abolishing the Electoral College, who are the ones undermining the republic.