|>> What is interesting is that Trump will by all accounts be acquitted in the Senate but not until after the Republicans bring Biden, his son, the whistle blower and possibly Schiff kicking and screaming through the Senate.|
I think there are still a number of ways out of the impeachment under consideration. There was at least a meeting tonight of Dems who are in Trump districts looking at whether they could organize a deal for a censure, although I doubt Trump would go for that. There has been at least one mention of Republicans dismissing it before it gets started.
Everyone at the top (Schiff, Nadler, Pelosi) knows time is their enemy right now. If the Senate decides to take up the trade deal first, they can delay the impeachment allowing time for opposition to build.
The Dems have entirely shot themselves in both feet imo. Kamikaze move..