Fox News host Tucker Carlson is suspicious of the New York Times report that deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed wearing a wire to record some of the president’s unhinged rants so that he could persuade the rest of the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office.
Carlson referred to the plan to follow the Constitution “a coup.”
“Rosenstein has denied this story but almost no one in Washington seems to believe him,” Carlson said. “That’s not surprising, Rosenstein is not a partiluclar popular person here.”
But, Carlson warned, Trump supporters and his administration should be wary of the report, which may be a plot to destroy the president.
“None of that means the story is true,” he said. “Before you decide whether it is, consider where it came from and why it was published now.”
Carlson then went on to lay out a theory that the leak came from former acting FBI acting director Andrew McCabe and was part of a plot to bait Trump into overreacting.
“He has every incentive to want to see the president impeached,” Carlson said of McCabe. “How could he get the president impeached? Well, he might start by leaking this story.”
Carlson laid out his theory that McCabe has been leaking to the New York Times reporter behind today’s bombshell “for a long time.”
“He’s do that knowing that the story might cause the president to fire Rod Rosenstein—Democrats have long argued that firing Rosenstein would constitute obstruction of justice, that’s an impeachable offense,” Carlson said. “Even if thy don’t impeach, the story would doubtlessly drive the president crazy and sow division in the White House. Perfect, a punji stick stuck right in Trump’s path.”
Carlson said that the situation appeared to be the president’s enemies giving him advice, and that he should steer clear.
“If you were laying a trap for Donald Trump, this might be exactly how you were doing it,” he said.
Two impeachment articles expected against President Trump: reports
Democrats are expected to announce on Tuesday two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, US media reported Monday evening, after laying out their case at a hearing against a president they branded a "clear and present danger" to national security.
The articles will focus on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, The Washington Post said, citing three official familiar with the matter.
It added that the full House of Representatives would vote on the articles next week, ahead of a trial in the Senate.
CNN said a third article on obstruction of justice was still being debated, and the network's sources cautioned that plans were still being finalized.
Ambassador McFaul ‘shocked’ Trump invited Sergey Lavrov back to the Oval Office: ‘What are they thinking?’
Former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul repeatedly said he was shocked that President Donald Trump will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday.
McFaul was interviewed Monday evening by Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC "The Last Word," where he contrasted how Trump is treating the Russian government of President Vladimir Putin to the Ukrainian government of President Volodymyr Zelensky.
"Ambassador McFaul, I want to get your reaction to the Russian foreign minister meeting tomorrow at the White House, in the Oval Office, with President Trump," O'Donnell said. "That's his second time. President Zelinsky still hasn't gotten that meeting and Donald trump apparently, apparently may be voted articles of impeachment in committee this week because of his interactions with President Zelensky."
House Judiciary to vote on Thursday to impeach Donald Trump: report
Democrats are moving ahead with the impeachment of President Donald Trump following another day of testimony on Monday.
"House Democrats plan to unveil at least two articles of impeachment Tuesday, charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, according to multiple lawmakers and aides. The Judiciary Committee plans to vote on the articles on Thursday, setting up a vote on the House floor next week to make Trump the third president in history to be impeached," Politico reported Monday evening.
"Democratic leaders plan to formally announce the articles at a press conference Tuesday morning. Judiciary Committee Democrats intend to meet ahead of the announcement and review the articles," Politico reported. "The decision to move forward with specific impeachment charges is the most significant move yet for the year-old Democratic House majority, a legacy-defining moment for Speaker Nancy Pelosi that sets up a Senate trial for Trump in early 2020."