President Donald Trump has attacked Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) for the past several months after she said that the 2020 election wasn't fraudulent. Since the, he and his supporters in office have decided she can't be in the GOP leadership. Instead, they've opted to support another Republican with her own anti-Trump background.
Amusingly enough, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) only voted with Trump 77 percent of the time, while Cheney voted with Trump nearly 93 percent of the time.
In move to replace Liz Cheney with Elise Stefanik in House leadership, Rs are rejecting a member near the center of… https://t.co/QmNXGE9VbG— Charles Franklin (@Charles Franklin)1620231940.0
But it was Conservatives Bill Kristol and Charlie Sykes who mocked Stefanik for taking campaign cash from noted anti-Trump Republican donors like Kristol himself.
The Lincoln Project cited co-founder Reed Galen saying that "Stefanik is the latest, but not the last young Republican leader to eschew whatever principles she claimed in favor of Fox News appearances and presidential plaudits."
BREAKING 🚨: Elise Stefanik accepted $$ from noted NeverTrumper. Alert Mar-a-Lago stat. https://t.co/B7J3KLn6kZ— Charlie Sykes (@Charlie Sykes)1620254900.0
In 2020, Lincoln Project Co-Founder @ReedGalen wrote about Elise Stefanik’s deep descent into the MAGA world. His… https://t.co/yL6r3xd0ad— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1620243543.0
Trump is the 'puppet master' behind Cheney war — and McCarthy has no power over it anymore: CNN reporter
On CNN Wednesday, correspondent Jamie Gangel tore into the GOP's building push to remove Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from leadership for her criticisms of former President Donald Trump.
"At one point Trump wrote she's a 'warmongering fool who has no business in party leadership' and 'Elise Stefanik is a far superior choice and has my complete support for conference chair,'" said anchor Jake Tapper. "Is Trump pulling the strings?"
"Absolutely, no question," said Gangel. "Donald Trump is the puppet master and Kevin McCarthy is going along with this because he wants back in Donald Trump's good graces for political support, for fundraising. And let's be honest, it's not just Kevin McCarthy, apparently most of the GOP conference is willing to go with Donald Trump and — and push Liz Cheney out. This is truth over lies."
Jamie Gangel on impending GOP ouster of Liz Cheney www.youtube.com
If Giuliani tried to flip on Trump, he wouldn't even be credible to prosecutors anymore: Preet Bharara
On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "The Lead," former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara suggested that even if Rudy Giuliani tries to flip on former President Donald Trump to save himself from the investigation into his foreign business dealings,
"New York prosecutors are also still actively investigating Donald Trump and the Trump Organization," said anchor Jake Tapper. "If you had to guess right now do you think that potentially Giuliani might flip on Trump if it means saving himself, and is that possibly what's going on with the investigation into Giuliani?"
"That's a very difficult question to answer. We're not even at the point where he's been charged," said Bharara. "We saw ... Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen never was tied up by the Southern District of New York. He made it clear he wanted to help, but perhaps they didn't trust his willingness. Giuliani would have to come clean about not just himself, but members of his family, political allies and Donald Trump and everyone else and not everyone, even if you want to save your own skin, is up to that task. It's a significant thing to do. Rudy Giuliani seems to have changed a lot in the last period of years, so — and he's unpredictable in some measure."
"You're suggesting he might not be credible anymore as a witness against Trump, were anybody trying to push him to — to do so, and yet I can easily imagine prosecutors in New York or Georgia or D.C. or wherever thinking of Trump as a big get. Don't you think?" said Tapper.
"Yeah, no, absolutely," said Bharara. "Look. Giuliani has been quoted with that remark ... saying 'I have insurance' in the context of good-faith listeners suggesting that he has information about Donald Trump. What else would he have been talking about when he referred to insurance in that context?"
"Sounds like something out of Scorcese," agreed Tapper.
Preet Bharara suggests Rudy Giuliani may not be credible to prosecutors if he flips on Trump www.youtube.com
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