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Trump's fate likely to be decided at the ballot box, not by Congress

With a Republican Senate, it's not tough to imagine the outcome of Stage 2 of the impeachment proceedings. But it will be for voters to process this drama.

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When President Bill Clinton, and President Richard Nixon before him, faced impeachment proceedings, they showed the American people they were in charge of the country - by making trips abroad so as to appear to be taking care of the nation's interests. But when President Donald Trump attended Nato's 70-year anniversary events in London this week, he didn't come across as the leader of the Western alliance. He was the butt of (off-camera) jokes by fellow leaders.

AFTER the impeachment process was initiated against him in 1974, Republican President Richard Nixon did what American presidents do when they are in political trouble: he started travelling abroad a lot.

Like Democratic President Bill Clinton who also faced an impeachment fight in 1998,...

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