Here’s how Trump could unleash a horrifying ‘era of authoritarianism’ in his second term
What happens if President Donald Trump not only survives impeachment, but goes on to win a second term? It's a prospect that chills Democrats to the bone — and for good reason.
On Monday, Politico mapped out a detailed, hypothetical scenario in which Trump wins re-election — similar to their 2016 scenario of what would happen if Trump was elected in the first place — and some of the things that people could expect in the coming years. The result would be, as former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean put it, "an era of authoritarianism."
GOP lawmakers in revolt against Trump and are avoiding using White House ‘toxic talking points’: WSJ
Adding to Donald Trump's impeachment worries are reports that Republicans are putting distance between themselves and the embattled president.
According to the Wall Street Journal, support for the president among GOP lawmakers is waning in light of his phone call with the president of Ukraine -- which set in motion the House beginning an impeachment inquiry -- and then his decision to hold next year's G7 conference at one of his golf resorts -- a decision he later abandoned.
According to the Journal, "Mr. Trump’s support within his party will face fresh tests this week, as key witnesses from the State Department and Pentagon are expected to testify in closed hearings before a trio of House committees on the president’s dealings with Ukraine."
BUSTED: Trump wrote a personal note to Giuliani Ukraine henchman that he claimed not to know
President Donald Trump has claimed that he doesn't know Lev Parnas, the political operative who served as one of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani's henchmen in trying to get the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
However, an old Instagram post uncovered by the Wall Street Journal shows that Trump once actually wrote Parnas a personal note that lauded him for his friendship.