At The Hill by Ben Kamisar
No matter who wins the White House on Tuesday, the next president is
likely to enter office under the threat of investigation by the rival
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both deeply polarizing figures unlikely to enjoy a period of goodwill from the other side of the aisle.
Republicans this week have predicted impeachment could be on the table
if Clinton wins, a possibility Trump has mentioned in a late effort to
boost his bid for the White House.
And while Republicans are
likely to control at least one chamber of Congress next year, Democrats
would almost certainly seek to launch their own inquiries into Trump,
should he triumph on Tuesday.
“The climate the atmosphere, the
vitriolic nature of our politics does not change on Nov. 9,” warned one
former top Democratic House staffer.