Will Donald Trump be impeached during his first term? Could the US President resign?
Donald Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned over pre-election conversations with the Russian ambassador about sanctions.
Less than a month into his term, the US President has sparked worldwide protests and a legal battle over his controversial travel ban.
A Paddy Power spokesman said: “The odds of Trump being impeached during his first term have been slashed since his inauguration, as his reign has been a series of controversies and seeming missteps.
“From the controversial travel ban to members of his administration resigning over Russian links, with the constant backdrop of the baffling Mexican wall, Trump hasn’t made the smoothest start to life in the White House.
“We don’t think he should make himself too comfy.”
After the US election in November, the odds of Mr Trump not lasting the full four-year term until 2020 were 3/1 with Ladbrokes.
But Mr Trump being impeached or resigning before then is now priced at evens money, meaning there is seen to be a 50-50 chance.
Donald Trump and Michael Flynn at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, in December 2016
A Ladbrokes spokeswoman said: "Trump says he'll get the job done, but the money suggests otherwise, and punters aren't entirely convinced the next four years will be plain sailing and he could be out of the White House via impeachment or resignation sooner rather than later."
Democrats in Congress are already raising the possibility of impeaching the firebrand Republican President.
Congressman Mark Pocan, of Wisconsin, argued that they should keep “every option open” to get the administration to function properly.
He added: “Clearly, one of those remedies is the power of impeachment.”
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Earlier this month, Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters revealed that her “greatest desire was to lead” Mr Trump right into impeachment.
"I have not called for the impeachment yet. He's doing it himself,” she later explained.
“The statement I made is a statement in response to questions and pleas that I'm getting from many citizens across this country.
“What are we going to do? How can a President who is acting in the manner that he's acting?"
At the time a White House official dismissed Waters comments an example of "extreme rhetoric from a completely out-of-touch party”.
In order to face impeachment, a President needs to be accused of “high crimes and misdemeanors”.
If the House of Representatives votes to impeach the President then there would be an impeachment trial in the Senate.
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At the moment, both the House and the Senate are controlled by Republicans who are politically aligned with Mr Trump.
Attorney Joseph Richardson has argued that impeachment of Mr Trump remains ‘highly unlikely’ because the Republicans do not want to turn against him.
“Therefore, while President Trump’s self-destruction may be a problem they cannot remedy (even if a real concern), they will do all they can to not contribute to the President’s demise themselves,” he said.
In an opinion piece for legal news website LawNewz, Mr Richardson said that impeachment is still seem as a ’nuclear option’.
“President Trump’s personality and temperament will continue to create much to talk about, and perhaps even to complain about, as his administration proceeds,” he added.
“We may even continue to hear cries of impeachment. However, as things currently stand, in all likelihood, we will not see it occur.”