As a minor quibble, you are incorrect (or at least, imprecise) about sitting presidents being immune from prosecution; it has never been tested, but it is not necessarily impossible.
Right. I’m just assuming if tested, the right thing would happen — if you can bring a suit against a sitting president, you’re a third world country. It would just keep happening and happening and nothing would get done.
However, you’ve missed one more crucial aspect of this: obstruction of justice.
Unless the obstruction charge is for obstructing a *real* crime, no legs. Mueller has no credibility with Trump’s base.
Trump is also (IMO) in daily violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution.
The “emoluents” issue is far less well defined than indicting a sitting president. In my view. if “emoluents” is a hotel room, then you’ve eliminated thousands of citizens from running for president. That’s intolerable, by my way of thinking. At any rate, I can’t imagine him being impeached because of hotel rooms and intellectual capital.
Bottom line, I think Logan Act violations are the LEAST likely reason Trump might get impeached.
I can’t imagine how any of the things we’ve talked about would cause Trump’s base to move away from him; and unless that happens, impeachment isn’t happening.
Besides, taking away the constant running of his mouth (and fingers), what’s the gripe? Outside of those, he’s been a pretty garden variety Republican president. Pretty much everything that’s he’s done was going to happen under any Republican president.