So far, the options of impeaching the so called president, or voting him out in 2020, have appeared in public discussion as disjunctive — do one or the other.

A much better idea is to combine the two.

Start the impeachment investigation now, and keep going, looking with care at every possible crime the so called president has committed — there are many — until either the Judiciary, or whatever, Committee, decides to vote out articles of impeachment, or the 2020 election rolls around.

Republicans will scream and yell, but they’ll do that anyway. They already established the principle, with their interminable investigation of the attack on the U.S. embassy at Benghazi, Libya, of using a congressional investigation as a tool to harm a political opponent. They admitted it.

We don’t really want Democrats to be as slimy as Republicans, but they won’t be. The key difference is that, in the Benghazi attack, there was no wrongdoing at all, much less a crime.

Anyone who read the Mueller report at all carefully knows that he found ample evidence of criminal conduct. Give Barr a choice: hand over the entire Mueller report, or recapitulate the entire Mueller investigation in full view of the public by a House Committee.

Imagine Trump running for president in 2020 against a constant barrage of evidence about his many crimes. He would likely blow a gasket.

This is by far the best strategy for dealing with the current, manufactured dilemma of whether to impeach or to vote him out. Do both.

Start the impeachment now.

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Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian.

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