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Goldberg: Trump will be impeached if Republicans lose the House

Goldberg: Trump will be impeached if Republicans lose the House

The 1998 midterm election was a debacle for Republicans, particularly then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Since Reconstruction, no president had seen his party gain seats in the House in a midterm election six years into his presidency. Mr. Gingrich, who made the election a referendum on impeaching President Bill Clinton, resigned after the loss. Clearly, voters had sent the signal, "Don't do it."

The White House thought it had dodged a bullet. But one morning, over Thanksgiving break, then-White House Chief of Staff John Podesta was running in Washington's Rock Creek Park when it hit him: GOP leaders are "not going to let their members off the hook. They're...

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