Quantcast
Connect with us

Reaganite Peggy Noonan shames the GOP for defending Trump — even though ‘the case has been made’

Published

on

In a column for The Wall Street Journal today, author and evening news contributor, Peggy Noonan, argued that when it comes to the charges against President Trump that he pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rivals in exchange for military aid, “the case has been made.”

“What was said consistently undermined Mr. Trump’s case, but more deadly was what has never been said,” Noonan writes. “In the two months since Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry was under way and the two weeks since the Intelligence Committee’s public hearings began, no one, even in the White House, has said anything like, ‘He wouldn’t do that!’ or ‘That would be so unlike him.’ His best friends know he would do it and it’s exactly like him.”

ADVERTISEMENT

While acknowledging that the impeachment hearings weren’t always a “seamless success,” Noonan thinks testimony from witnesses on Wednesday and Thursday really got the ball rolling for Democrats.

In an analysis of the witnesses, Noonan described Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman as someone who was “not a persuasive witness and did not move the story forward.” She wrote that ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland “was both weirdly jolly and enormously effective in doing Mr. Trump damage” and was “completely believable.” But it was former White House Russia expert Fiona Hill who really impressed Noonan — she was “all business, a serious woman you don’t want to mess with.”

“She reoriented things, warning that those who excuse or don’t wish to see Russian propaganda efforts against America, and targeting its elections, are missing the obvious,” Noonan wrote. “The suspicion of the president and his allies that Ukraine is the great culprit in the 2016 election is a ‘fictional narrative.’ They are, in fact, bowing to disinformation Russia spreads to cover its tracks and confuse the American people and its political class. She dismissed the president’s operatives’ efforts to get Ukraine’s new president to investigate his country’s alleged meddling as a ‘domestic political errand.’ She and other diplomats were ‘involved in national security, foreign policy,’ and the interests of the operatives and the diplomats had ‘diverged.’ She warned Mr. Sondland: ‘This is all going to blow up.'”

For Noonan, this week’s testimony was powerful in the sense that it came from respectable diplomats, and “not disgruntled staffers with nutty memoirs.”

“It became clear in a new and public way that pretty much everyone around the president has been forced for three years to work around his poor judgment and unpredictability in order to do their jobs. He no doubt knows this and no doubt doesn’t care. Because he’s the boss, they’ll do it his way.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Read her full op-ed over at The Wall Street Journal.


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

Breaking Banner

‘Angry’ Trump Michigan voters admit they want ‘this nightmare to end’ in November

Published

on

President Donald Trump's Michigan supporters are abandoning their 2016 pick for Vice President Joe Biden as the election comes closer.

In a series of interviews on MSNBC Sunday, revisited voters they'd met earlier in the election cycle in Kent County.

Katey Morse and her husband were both working full time, and their kids were in school back in March, but things quickly changed as the coronavirus spread throughout the country. Luckily, she and her husband didn't lose their jobs, but they, like many parents, are struggling to do virtual school for their kids.

"I'm turning into more of an angry person than I've ever been in my life," she said about how she feels politically, noting that it makes her sad. "I've just got a countdown to November now, and I'm hoping we'll wake up from this nightmare we're in."

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump abusing the intelligence community in an attempt to keep them quiet about Russia election hacks: Conservative

Published

on

The New York Times Magazine piece outlining President Donald Trump's battles with the U.S. intelligence community revealed that Russia is continuing to wage its own cyberwar against the world. According to conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot, the devastating report explained the extent to which the president is ignoring the threats to the 2020 election.

“The options faced by the intelligence community during Trump’s presidency have been stark: avoid infuriating the president but compromise the agencies’ ostensible independence, or assert that independence and find yourself replaced with a more sycophantic alternative," wrote Robert Draper in his lengthy investigation into Trump's efforts to politicize international intelligence. According to Boot, the most shocking part of the investigation was that the experts in the intelligence community have been banned from speaking honestly about the Russian attacks.

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

‘Incompetent moron’ Chuck Todd ripped for letting Trump official claim Democrats want more COVID-19 deaths

Published

on

"Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd is under fire -- once again -- after letting Donald Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro claim on NBC that Democrats want more Americans to die during the coronavirus pandemic to boost their chances at the polls in November.

Instead of pushing back the NBC host known for his lack of follow-up questions let the comment slide by responding, "I take your point."

Todd's failure to call out the Trump aide for what one Twitter commenter called a "disgusting" comment led to an avalanche of criticism for the MBC political director who recently saw his weekday show cut back to make room for more commentary by colleague Nicolle Wallace.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image