At the time, I expected Republicans to lose the House but retain the Senate in next year’s midterm elections. In that case, the President would be impeached by the House but not convicted in the Senate and therefore not removed from office. (In Clinton’s case, the market started rising as soon as the Senate trial began, as it was obvious he would not be convicted.)
Now, I suspect there is a greater likelihood the President will resign before he can be impeached. His former ghostwriter says the President doesn’t understand right or wrong, only winning or losing – that’s a huge difference. When he realizes he cannot win, he will just declare victory and resign. Jeremy Siegel, the legendary professor at Wharton, predicted the Dow would suddenly jump a thousand points when that happens.
Right now, the Republican goals of tax reform and infrastructure stimulus are seeping out of Wall Street dreams. A President Pence would reduce the drama and restore the GOP dreams. It might cause the bear market I expect to occur sooner but to be less severe.
If so . . . on with the show, please!