began As the U.S. Senate in 1973, in order to question public witnesses in the impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon, there was in America four TV channels. Week-long broadcast of ABC, NBC, CBS and PBS, then live every day. At the end of estimates, had seen, according to eight out of ten Americans at least part of the hearings. And you had heard that your President is a Criminal. The "Watergate Hearings" were a main reason for this is that in the population, the sentiment against Nixon tipped. A year later, he resigned.
This shows the extent to which an Impeachment is always also a battle for public opinion. Only if a solid majority of the citizens, i.e. the voters, are in favour of the expulsion of the President, is the political pressure on the Senate's big enough that there is the necessary two-thirds majority.
At the same time, the example of Nixon shows how important it is for the Prosecutor side is to reach out to the Public actually. That was 46 years ago even easier. The Americans now have hundreds of TV channels to choose from, a dozen streaming services and the whole Internet. The competition for the attention of the citizens is enormous. Measured against these criteria, the Democrats have with your impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump is still a pretty long way.
The situation in Numbers: so Far, the U.S. has a relative, but not absolute – and no overwhelming majority for the removal of trump's office. According to the average of the surveys that the Website "Real Clear Politics" calculated, are 48.5 percent of Americans are for it; 45.7 percent are against it. Thus, the increase in value to considerably more than 50 per cent, would, therefore, all the undecided and some of the previously skeptical citizens against Trump contact.
this is Exactly why the Democrats have started on Wednesday with the public hearings, which will be continued next week. They hope that more Americans can Trump fall, if credible witnesses to demonstrate that the President is blackmailing the Ukraine to gain in the election campaign, in 2020 an advantage against the possible democratic candidate Joe Biden.
6 of the nearly 14 million viewers from Wednesday the hearing of either the political right channel Fox News or the left channel MSNBC saw.
If the hearings bring the public opinion in motion, will show only, if there are new surveys. The Start was certainly not encouraging. 13.8 million viewers watched on Wednesday live, as the two diplomats explained how Trump had linked the withdrawal of military aid to Kiev and a visit of the Ukrainian President in the White house to demand that the Ukraine against Biden determined. The interest of the citizens of the Impeachment was far lower than at previous hearings.
And: 6 of the nearly 14 million viewers from Wednesday the hearing of either the political right channel Fox News or the left channel MSNBC saw. This suggests that they were less than neutral observer, but as a supporter or opponent of the President.
all of This can change quite yet. The Democrats have loaded for next Tuesday and Wednesday, several witnesses who were closely involved in trump's policy on Ukraine, including the U.S. Ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, the former Ukraine envoy Kurt Volker and Alexander he received his, a Ukraine-experts from the White house.
you know first-Hand, what the President did. Your statements can not be dismissed by the Republicans as just "hear say", as was the case of the two diplomats, from Wednesday the case had no personal contact with Trump. In addition, Sondland and Volker von Trump were appointed to their Posts. You are certainly not a political opponent.
the damage the hearings next week could cause a published in stem the White house on Friday, the log of a call, the Trump at 21. April with the then newly elected Ukrainian President had led. A log of a conversation between the two on may 25. July is one of the most important pieces of evidence of the Democrats against Trump. The US President enlists therein open to investigations against Biden. In April, Trump had congratulated only very friendly to the election victory. Trump claims that so his entire handling of the Ukraine had been polite and nice.
Created: 15.11.2019, 20:57 PM