QAnon impeachment posts (also called “drops” or crumbs”) number in the dozens. Since October 2017, the anonymous Internet forum poster known as QAnon or Q has posted extensively about President Donald Trump being impeached.

Did QAnon predict Trump’s impeachment? What did Q know in advance of the Democratic crusade to impeach Trump? (Have more questions about QAnon? Read our free QAnon FAQ)

When Did QAnon Start Talking About the Trump Impeachment?

Since “the Storm” stared in earnest on October 28, 2017 (when the first QAnon post appeared on 4chan), more than 50 posts by QAnon have directly mentioned “impeach” or “impeachment,” and many more have referred to anti-Trump impeachment efforts (learn where to read QAnon posts).

The first QAnon impeachment post came on October 31, 2017, in the first (and only) 4chan thread created by Q (source), Q said:

Get the popcorn, Friday & Saturday will deliver on the MAGA promise. POTUS knows he must clean house (gov’t) in order to ‘free up’ and demonstrate who has authority in order to pass important legislation. This was always the priority. Remember, AG Sessions cannot look like an impartial player that is out to get all former Obama team members as we need him for other important work. All will come into focus and for anyone to think POTUS is not in control is kidding themselves. Also, he’s 100% insulated with zero risk of impeachment (fact).
QAnon was emphatic in declaring that POTUS, or President Trump, was “100% insulated with zero risk of impeachment (fact)”. Some critics of QAnon have pointed to this as evidence that Q is a LARP (live-action role player), and not actually a person or group with access to classified information.
I think Q made this declaration denying any risk of a Trump impeachment as intentional disinformation to generate attention, in order to fulfill their stated purpose of waking up the world to truths about deep state corruption. My evidence:
  • Q only created one 4chan forum thread.
  • Within that thread, Q posted 20 times (a relatively large number; most threads consisted of 750 posts or fewer).
  • Many of Q’s earliest posts (including the first QAnon post) made bold predictions that seemed over-the-top. Q later explained that disinformation is sometimes needed in order to deliver truth.
  • In Q’s final post in that thread, Q said: “I’m hopeful my time spent here was not wasted. Note few if any shills inside this thread. Reason for that. It’s being monitored, recorded, and analyzed and don’t want the clutter.”

QAnon Impeachment Post #2: "Congressional Focus," March 17, 2018

In QAnon post 953 (using’s chronological indexing system for ordering QAnon posts), on February 5, 2018, Q said:

Election theft.
Last hope.
Congressional focus.

The “#Memo” QAnon was referring to was the so-called FISA memo detailing possible abuse of the FISA court process by the Obama administration, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton, to spy illegally (or at least illicitly) on then-candidate Donald Trump before the 2016 presidential election.

QAnon Impeachment Post #3: "Impeach on what grounds?" April 27, 2018

In QAnon post 1286, on April 27, 2018, Q said:

Are D’s using as midterm tactic to win House?
Are D’s using as ammo to gain majority to impeach?
Impeach on what grounds?
What facts exist to impeach?
House report POTUS no evidence of collusion.

“What facts exist to impeach?” QAnon asked. Q’s question suggests a prescient awareness of the Democratic Party’s goal of gaining a majority in the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections in order to be able to force a partisan impeachment.

QAnon Impeachment Posts: "Their Only Hope," June 13, 2018

Q1492, June 13, 2018:

Race for TIME.

QAnon indicated that the only hope for the Democratic party would be to win the midterms, especially in the Senate, to be able to seek to impeach the President and other officials, stop investigations into their own crimes and corruption, and defend themselves from justice.

QAnon Impeachment Posts: "Not Good Enough," June 27, 2018

Q1609, June 27, 2018:

POTUS economy – not good enough – IMPEACH.
POTUS job creating (record) – not good enough – IMPEACH.
POTUS GPD – not good enough – IMPEACH.
POTUS fair trade (protect America) – not good enough – IMPEACH.

QAnon rightly pointed out that despite Trump’s many accomplishments, Democrats and the mainstream media (MSM) continued to portray his presidency as empty.

QAnon Impeachment Posts: "Confirmation Bias," January 6, 2019

Q2658, January 6, 2019:

Why do D’s and the FAKE NEWS media [+FAKEWOOD] continually push the ‘IMPEACH’ narrative if impeachment requires 2/3rd SENATE VOTE TO ENACT (odds of that?)?
Do they push this FAKE NARRATIVE to project a supposed ‘supportable w/ evidence’ wrongdoing to their BASE (confirmation bias)?

According to QAnon, impeachment of Trump leading to an ultimate conviction and removal from office was highly unlikely to happen because the facts simply weren’t there to support it. Yet, despite knowing they weren’t likely to ever remove Trump by impeachment, the Democrats and the “fake news” media, in connection with “Fakewood” (Hollywood), continued to press this false narrative that impeachment and conviction were somehow inevitable.

It was a panic move.

QAnon Impeachment Posts: "Let's Actually Use 'FACTS,'" February 11, 2019

QAnon responded to a tweet by House Rep. Adam Schiff:

Q2693, February 11, 2019:

Let’s actually use ‘FACTS’:
Step One: Hype an invented threat of POTUS working w/ the RUSSIANS (disinformation campaign).
Step Two: Send FBI/DOJ/CONGRESS/SENATE/C_A/NSA/INTEL/FVEY/etc… to address and investigate the IMAGINARY THREAT.
Step Three: Justify the ‘SPECIAL COUNSEL’ and MILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS SPENT as necessary to protect the public and our election process against an imaginary, made-up, non-existent threat (which really is) designed to protect the illegal activities of many elected officials.
Step Four: Open ‘new’ Fake & False investigations as CHAIRMAN of the House Intel Comm to retain disinformation campaign designed to keep liberal/D Americans onboard to regain POWER & PREVENT prosecution – Executive Time!

QAnon echoed the structure of Schiff’s tweet by describing the 4-step Democrat process for attempting to remove Trump from office.

QAnon Impeachment Posts: "There is no STEP FIVE," November 19, 2019

Q3606, November 19, 2019:

There is no STEP FIVE.

QAnon indicated that not only would the impeachment crusade ultimately fail, but that there would be no further progress made by the Democrats against President Trump.

QAnon Impeachment Posts: "Why Proceed?" December 17, 2019

Q3702, December 17, 2019:

The Senate must be unrestricted to conduct ‘other’ important business.
If [D]s knew Senate would not vote to convict – why proceed?
How long does a typical Senate impeachment trial take?
Can the Senate conduct ‘other’ business during this time?
What ‘value’ might this have for [D]s?

QAnon asked a few insightful questions in this post:

  • “If [D]s knew Senate would not vote to convict – why proceed?” – Because, as QAnon later stated in Q3779 (see below), the Democrats were hoping to stave off the day of their reckoning, when the public would discover en masse their corruption and projection.
  • “How long does a typical Senate impeachment trial take?” – Anywhere from several weeks to several months, judging by the impeachment trials of former US presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.
  • “Can the Senate conduct ‘other’ business during this time?” – Q answered this question themselves: “No.”
  • “What ‘value’ might this have for [D]s?” – QAnon possibly placed the word ‘value’ in single quotes to indicate that it wasn’t real value, only perceived value at stake for the “D” party. The square brackets around the [D] could be a “killbox,” which Q has sometimes used to indicate that the entity inside the brackets is going to someday face justice, or is currently being targeted by the Q team and those working with Q. Anyway, the Democrats were hoping to generate a long impeachment trial that would drag well into the summer or even fall of 2020 – the longer the better – knowing they stood a snowball’s chance in Hades of ever actually convicting Trump.

Q3712, December 17, 2019:

Welcome to the [D] party con.

QAnon Impeachment Posts: "To Protect Themselves," January 21, 2020

Q3779, January 21, 2020:

They are not attempting to remove POTUS from office.
[2/3rd Senate will not vote to convict [no law(s) broken]]
They are attempting to protect themselves from prosecution and prevent the public from discovering the truth.

QAnon stated that “they” (the Democrats, perhaps, or the elite who pull their puppet strings) had as their primary goal in impeaching Trump, not to actually remove him from office, but to prevent public discovery of their crimes.

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