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Impeachment inquiry ‘like a runaway train’ for Trump administration : Analyst

Myles Hoenig

The impeachment inquiry launched by Democrats against US President Donald Trump is beginning to overwhelm the Republican president and is becoming unmanageable for his administration, a political analyst in Maryland says.

“This impeachment process is getting to be like a runaway train for the Trump administration,” said Myles Hoenig, who ran for Congress in 2016 as a Green Party candidate.

“Possibly for the first time in his life events are moving faster than Trump can handle and going in directions that he’s at a complete loss to control, or even understand,” Hoenig said in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.

“The next thing we can expect though is the president going truly berserk, even more than he has been for 3 years,” he added.

Trump unleashed furious attacks Wednesday on the impeachment inquiry, amid an intensifying standoff between the president and Congress.

The US House of Representatives initiated an impeachment inquiry of Trump on September 24 after a whistleblower report raised concerns that Trump tried to leverage nearly $400 million in US aid in exchange for a political favor from krainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. involving an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden, the leading Democratic presidential contender.

Trump has fought back in terms once inconceivable for a president, including his claim Tuesday that the impeachment investigation is a “coup."

He amplified the message Wednesday standing alongside Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in the White House, branding the impeachment process -- announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week -- as a "hoax."

On Monday, Trump warned that the Democrat-driven impeachment proceedings and any move to oust him from office amount to “treason” and would spark a civil war in the US, prompting outrage from a Republican congressman.

Nearly half of Americans believe Trump should be impeached, a figure that increased by 8 percentage points during the past week as more people learned about allegations, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll poll released Monday.

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