In an op-ed for the Washington Post this Wednesday, conservative columnist Max Boot argued that if President Trump is impeached, three of his senior officials, namely Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Attorney General William P. Barr, should be impeached too.
According to Boot, the trio “could have tried to dissuade the president from misusing his office for personal gain, but there is no evidence that they ever attempted to do so.”
Boot names Pence as Trump’s “most prominent proxy” in his alleged attempt to pressure Ukraine’s president to investigate Joe Biden and his son.
“Trump told Pence not to attend Zelensky’s inauguration in May so as to turn the screws on the Ukrainian president,” Boot writes. “When they finally met in Warsaw on Sept. 1, Pence again pressured Zelensky to take action on “corruption,” a code word for investigating Biden and the former vice president’s son Hunter.”
Boot goes on to call Pompeo the “worst secretary of state in history,” saying that he was “fully aware” of Trump’s unlawfulness and did nothing to stop him. “Instead, he has endorsed the crazy conspiracy theory that it was the Ukrainians, not the Russians, who interfered in the 2016 election,” writes Boot, adding that Pompeo is now “leading Trump’s coverup.”
But Barr is the worst of them all, starting with his willful misleading of the American public regarding Robert Mueller’s final report from the Russia investigation, then his refusal to investigate Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, followed by his “flying around the world to pressure allies to cooperate with his politically motivated probe designed to show that the investigation of Trump’s ties to Russia was actually a “witch hunt” by the so-called deep state — just as Trump claims.”
Boot writes that impeaching the three would be “an unneeded distraction from the necessary impeachment of their boss,” but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve it.
“They have even failed Trump by not acting to save the worst person ever to occupy the White House from his worst instincts.”
Trump lawyer issues bonkers threat to sue CNN over ‘unfair’ coverage of the president
Trump attorney Charles Harder on Friday sent CNN CEO Jeff Zucker a bonkers letter in which he threatened to sue the cable news network for its "biased" coverage of the president.
The letter, which was posted on Twitter by Trump 2020 chief operating officer Michael Glassner, accuses CNN of deceiving the public with its slogan of putting "facts first," and it outlines the many ways the president has been treated poorly by the network.
"Never in the history of this country has a President been the subject of such a sustained barrage of unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful attacks by the so-called 'mainstream' media as the current situation," Harder writes. "My clients intend to file legal action against you to seek compensatory damages, treble damages, punitive damages, injunctive relief, reimbursement of legal costs, and all other available legal and equitable remedies to the maximum extent permitted by law."
The View’s audience boos Mick Mulvaney’s confession — and laughs when he denies video evidence
The audience on "The View" reacted in anger and then mockery to White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's confession to Ukraine quid pro quo -- and then his denial of what he plainly said on video.
President Donald Trump's chief staffer admitted during a press briefing that the White House held up congressionally approved aid to Ukraine as leverage to get the foreign ally to investigate a debunked conspiracy theory.
"We do that all the time with foreign policy, and I have news for everybody," Mulvaney told reporters. "Get over it. There is going to be political influence in foreign policy."
Trump flayed for self-pitying whine about how hard it is being president: ‘Resign — you won’t be missed’
President Donald Trump on Friday bitterly complained about the purported ill treatment he's received as president of the United States.
In an angry tweet, the president bemoaned having to deal with House Democrats' impeachment inquiry at the same time he's trying to do unspecified "important work" for the United States.
"Can you believe I am doing this important work for our Country, and have to deal with Corrupt Adam Schiff and the Do Nothing Democrats at the same time?" the president wrote. "It was not intended to be this way for a President!"
Can you believe I am doing this important work for our Country, and have to deal with Corrupt Adam Schiff and the Do Nothing Democrats at the same time? It was not intended to be this way for a President!