The Democrats who impeached President Trump knew they did not have a prayer of removing him from office. But they also knew impeachment might have another effect – to weaken the president and reduce his chances of winning reelection in November.

It was an unprecedented plan – an election-year gambit in which Democrats used the House of Representatives’ constitutional power of impeachment as perhaps the most audacious oppo maneuver of all time.

Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Wash

ington Examiner.

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