Ex-Clinton staffer destroys Trump administration's threat to suspend legislation if Democrats impeach
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Faced with mounting support for impeachment from House Democrats, President Donald Trump first tried to cut a "deal" with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to avert the threat. Now that has failed, administration officials including Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham are trying a different tactic: Threaten that if Democrats move forward with impeachment, all bipartisan legislation is dead.

This threat was scorned by former Bill Clinton White House staffer and Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden, who pointed out that President Clinton worked more, not less, to pass laws for the American people while he was facing impeachment — and that if Trump isn't willing to lead, there is little point to him even wanting to stay in office: