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Four OpEdNews Senior Editors Met. We talked about Trump

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Yesterday Managing editor Meryl Ann Butler, senior editors Josh Mitteldorf and Jerry Policoff and I met in Philly. It's the first time four senior team members got together.

One thing we agreed on was that Trump will probably last through the end of his term. That's because Pelosi wants it that way. The longer Donald Trump is left to hang out to be flayed with accusations, the better the 2020 elections will be for the Democrats.

That's why I think that if Trump is removed from office, it will be the Republicans making it happen. They will be doing damage control. And they'll have to do it soon. A conservative pundit has predicted that a half hour before Trump leaves office, he'll resign and Mike Pence will pardon him. But for that to happen, Trump will almost certainly have to re-name Pence as his running mate for the second term in office. That potential pardon is another reason why Democrats may not want to bring charges against Trump. I'm not sure that they can stop Mueller or state Attorneys General from charging Trump and family, but if the Dem leadership can keep the reek of Trump in the public eye through 2020 and even beyond 2020, it could serve them well.

So my prediction is that as Mueller continues to reveal dirty findings about Trump and the people and organizations around him, the Republican party will begin feeling the drip, drip drip of their brand eroding. Critics argue that the investigation has not shown evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians. Muller doesn't have to do that. He's showing that Trump has surrounded himself with lying, conniving, corrupt people. This is not the way the White House or the Executive Branch should operate. Al Capone wasn't imprisoned for the worst of his crimes. He was convicted of tax evasion. The following video cites a litany of investigations of Trump and his organizations. Conservative arguments that there has been no substance to Mueller's inquiry are delusional, or simply echoes of the garbage spewed by Fox News.

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Bottom line, if Trump leaves the White House early, it will be because the Republican leadership force him to, and the question will be whether congressional Democrats actually back the threat of impeachment that will come from the Republicans. My guess, though is that Schumer and Pelosi will try to block that support, so the GOP can bleed even more through 2020.

It was really fun getting together with a crew of OEN people.

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I'd like to make that happen, not only where I live in Philly, but in other locations as well-- NYC, DC, and where else? My book, The Bottom-Up Revolution, is coming out in May. I hope to take it on the road, so I'm planning on visiting a lot of places where I can also get together with OEN regulars. Where would you suggest?

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity scheduled for release May 22, 2019

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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