Quantcast
Connect with us

Conservative lays out 7 very bad signs for Trump in the Ukraine scandal

Published

on

On Friday, President Donald Trump once again tried to undermine the intel whistleblower who alleged in an official complaint that the president had tried to trade military aid for information about Joe Biden.

“Sounding more and more like the so-called Whistleblower isn’t a Whistleblower at all,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “In addition, all second hand information that proved to be so inaccurate that there may not have even been somebody else, a leaker or spy, feeding it to him or her? A partisan operative?”

ADVERTISEMENT

But the scandal, which prompted the Democrats to launch an impeachment investigation, is not going away.

Writing in the Washington Post, conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin highlights seven reasons Trump can’t bury the controversy.

First, the Republican leadership has not been especially vociferous in defending the president. “The assumption that there could never be a vote to remove him or that it would never get Republican votes needs to be rethought,” Rubin writes.

ADVERTISEMENT

Then there are the polls. “An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll shows a plurality (49 to 46 percent) favors impeachment, a large bump from April, when 39 percent favored and 53 percent did not. Likewise, the Morning Consult polls shows 43 percent favor and 43 percent oppose impeachment, including a small plurality of independents.”

A third bad sign for the president is that the long roster of people who are implicated gives the scandal a Watergate feel. Plus, the fact that Trump’s comments about executing the whistleblower were leaked so swiftly likely means many people close to him would be willing to rat him out.

In addition, the Democrats charged with the investigation are very good at their jobs. “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has given the laboring oar to the Intelligence Committee headed by the very able Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-CA) and on which two of the sharpest Democrats sit — Reps. Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA),” Rubin writes.

ADVERTISEMENT

Plus, this particular controversy is easy to understand, so it’s wise for Pelosi to hone in on it.

Finally, Donald Trump continues to be his own worst enemy.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Surely he must see the walls closing in and the potential for removal, prosecution and, worst of all for a first-class narcissist, humiliation,” Rubin writes.

“He was so thickheaded he didn’t even realize what was incriminating. He was so foolish as to take advice from the equally unhinged Giuliani. There is little doubt he will be regarded as one of the worst if not the worst president in history.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Showbiz apes find peace through painting in Florida retirement

Published

on

One of them worked alongside Clint Eastwood, others acted in the remake of sci-fi classic "Planet of the Apes", while yet another was the darling favorite of Michael Jackson.

They are the 53 chimpanzees and orangutans who live in a unique sanctuary in central Florida.

All of these great apes were raised by humans and lack the basic survival skills to ever live in the wild. They do not know how to gather food, and the mothers would be incapable of caring for their offspring.

For that reason, they had no other place to go when Hollywood or scientific research labs had no more use for them, or when they grew too big and powerful for their celebrity owners to continue caring for them. The lucky ones make the final journey to this oasis, officially known as the Center for Great Apes (CGA) in Florida, in the southeastern US.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

John Bolton is a ‘grenade ready to blow up the administration’: conservative columnist

Published

on

The Republican Party of January 2020 has yet to turn against President Donald Trump in the way that so many Republicans were turning against President Richard Nixon in August 1974, when Nixon decided that it would be easier to resign and let Vice President Gerald R. Ford take over than wait around to be removed from office via an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate. But former National Security Adviser John Bolton is one right-wing Republican who certainly cannot be accused of having unwavering loyalty to Trump, and conservative Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin compares Bolton to John Dean in a January 28 column.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Both conservatives and liberals change their beliefs and positions after hearing where Trump stands: new research

Published

on

During America’s health care debate in 2013, late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel got some laughs when he asked people whether they supported Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. Both names refer to the exact same legislation.

Now, a new poll demonstrates that voters are more than willing to change their previously stated positions after learning where President Donald Trump stands on the issue.

After a U.S. drone strike killed Qasem Solemani and Iran retaliated against a U.S. base in Iraq, a Yahoo News/YouGov poll surveyed 1,500 people about their views on U.S. policy toward Iran.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image