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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:49 AM

Impeaching himself

By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
Updated 4:14 AM ET, Tue August 13, 2019

(CNN) ... This August, Trump seems to be on a path of impeaching himself ...

Trump has continued to do more than anyone else to maintain the political momentum necessary to prevent Democrats from putting the impeachment option aside ...

The President's subsequent response in El Paso -- giving a thumbs up next to a baby orphaned in the shooting during a staged photo-op -- just made things worse ...

The worse that the President behaves, and the clearer the real world impact of his actions becomes, the easier it will be for Democrats to go on record saying that obstructing justice in a serious investigation is unacceptable. He tried, it would seem based on the Mueller report, to stifle the investigators in ways that President Richard Nixon would never have imagined possible ...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/11/opinions/trump-impeaching-himself-zelizer/index.html

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