Bookmakers Up Impeachment Odds To 56%

Inverse Culture reports:

Donald Trump is the President of the United States. But if oddsmakers are right, there’s a good chance that he won’t hold office for that long. There are many reasons Trump could be impeached or resign before his first term ends. As of March 27, Trump’s odds of leaving office before his first term have increased to 4/5.

“I think it’s a reaction to continued probes into Russian influence plus the health care bill failure,” Matthew Shaddick, head of political betting at the UK betting house Ladbrokes, tells Inverse in an email. Shaddick says that means there is now a 56 percent chance of Trump’s impeachment.

If some of the allegations in the somewhat recently published leaked memo about possible Russian blackmail material over Trump are true, that would be an impeachable offense; no, not the golden shower part (Article One isn’t out to kink-shame) but the treason part. If Trump is proven to have been in contact with the Russian government and is letting Vladimir Putin overtly shape American policy, that could be reason enough for him to get the boot.