Trump impeachment chances: Rising.

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: Wow!

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: Wow!

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July 11 2017 5:26 PM

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: Wow!

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Donald Trump Jr. at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 19, 2016.

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In the tradition of the Clintonometer and the Trump Apocalypse Watch, the Impeach-O-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative daily estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump leaves office before his term ends, whether by being impeached (and convicted) or by resigning under threat of same.

I can't keep raising the likelihood of Trump's impeachment every time some piece of damaging news about his campaign's conduct and/or dishonesty comes out, because pretty soon the meter would be at like 700 percent. So, in the spirit of Zeno's Paradox, I am declaring a semi-arbitrary rule that the meter can't go over 60 until 1) rank-and-file Republican politicians start admitting that the Trump campaign may have engaged in collusion or 2) any official investigative body (special counsel, congressional committees) issues a report that says as much. Until that point, each scandalous news item will only get us halfway there.
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It turns out that the official investigative body that ended up issuing evidence of collusion ... was Donald Trump's son. Sixty percent it is!

Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photos by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Win McNamee/Getty Images, Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images, Drew Angerer/Getty Images, and Peter Parks-Pool/Getty Images.

Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photos by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Win McNamee/Getty Images, Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images, Drew Angerer/Getty Images, and Peter Parks-Pool/Getty Images.