Ret. Gen. Barry McCaffrey on Monday sounded the alarm on President Donald Trump’s foreign policy team, which he said had shown no indications that it is capable of dealing with a real crisis on the world stage.
While appearing on MSNBC, McCaffrey was asked about a quote from former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in which he said that the entire Trump foreign policy team is being held hostage to the president’s impulsive tweets.
“I think the most important thing Panetta said here was the utter breakdown of a national security process,” he explained. “It’s simply astonishing! [Defense Secretary nominee Mark] Esper still hasn’t been confirmed, you’ve had a series of acting secretaries of defense, no one really understands what [Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo, who is a very intelligent person, is up to.”
He then went on to explain the dangers of having such a chaotic foreign policy process.
“There is no set of options that are carefully considered, no inclusion of other forms of U.S. power other than military, no inclusion of allies to act in concert with us,” he said. “This is all Mr. Trump’s impulsive tweeting, changing his mind.”
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Laura Ingraham wants to remove Adam Schiff from Congress: ‘It’s not clear that congressmen can’t be impeached’
Fox News host Laura Ingraham floated a novel legal theory on Monday in an attempt to remove Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) from Congress: that members of Congress can be impeached.
"It’s not clear that congressmen can’t be impeached, by the way," Laura Ingraham told Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA).
"It's not clear that they cannot be impeached," she repeated.
Ingraham was simply wrong on the facts, the constitution does not allow the impeachment of members of Congress.
The constitutional mechanism to remove a member of Congress before the end of their two-year term is for two-thirds of the body to vote to expel the member.
CNN panel cracks up laughing at Trump lawyers trying to make Rudy Giuliani into ‘the coffee boy’
President Donald Trump's legal team fought Monday to try and claim that Rudy Giuliani had nothing to do with the president's efforts in Ukraine.
It's a claim that flies in the face of the documents, testimony, text messages and more that have been revealed throughout the course of the investigation that hangs the albatross around Giuliani's neck.
In fact, Giuliani crafted his own letter to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky saying that he was authorized to speak on behalf of President Donald Trump as a "private attorney." If the president cared so much about corruption in Ukraine, why would he be doing a shadow foreign policy using Giuliani instead of through Congress, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the United Nations, the European Union, the International Monetary Fund or a slew of other international groups interested in the issue.
Legal analyst mocks Alan Dershowitz for admitting he has a ‘minority view’: It’s ‘because he’s wrong’
Following former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz's defense of President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial on Monday, CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin had harsh criticism.
"Alan Dershowitz, to his credit, said that his own view was very much a minority view of what the impeachment provision means," said Toobin. "To his discredit, the reason why it's a minority view is because he's wrong."
"The idea that you can only impeach a president because he committed an actual crime or, as he says, a criminal-like behavior, which I don't even know what that means," said Toobin. "Abuse of power, obstruction of Congress, are impeachable offenses, and that's why we're here. Because these are legitimately impeachable."