I may not be the first person here to ask this, but a lot has happened over the last 388 days. Hell, a lot has happened in the last 8 hours.
Assume that the Special Counsel ends Trump’s presidency. Maybe Trump fires Mueller, maybe not. The probe survives, and turns up enough credible evidence to compel congress to impeach. Maybe Trump resigns, maybe he makes them go through the process and vote. Trump is impeached.
Who ascends? Does Pence survive, or (like Agnew before him) is Pence gone too? Does this all happen before the midterms, or is a Dem next in succession when impeachment occurs?
Which member of the political class has to decide whether to uphold the gentlemen’s agreement that the powerful can only be permitted to fall so far? Who tries to force a straight face while telling us all that pardoning Trump is the only way for the country to “heal?”