Appearing on CNN early Sunday morning, presidential historian Douglas Brinkley said the firing of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman puts Donald Trump in line for a second impeachment inquiry — particularly if he survives the November election.
Speaking with host John King, and with New York Times’ Maggie Haberman saying silence from Republicans over the abrupt and controversial firing of the SDNY prosecutor spoke volumes about how they viewed it, Brinkley said the president may have set himself up — once again — for impeachment hearings.
“Rings the Richard Nixon bell of cover-up. Nixon had his famous Saturday Night Massacre, October 1973, that was a term coined by coined by Art Buchwald and David Broder, made popular. It was a string of events and Nixon in cover-up mode,” Brinkley explained before detailing the series of firings that eventually led to the Watergate hearings.
“A president would only do what Nixon did, and what Donald Trump’s doing now, is if they were deeply fearful about what was going to come out of that New York district attorney — what knowledge they had and he bungled it,” he continued. “I think he [Trump] was full of hubris over Tulsa, he really believed he was going to have two giant rallies packed with people, a love fest, instead it was a tepid rally, didn’t accomplish very much for him and now he’s stuck with this headline which is going to fester between now and November. And if he got re-elected, may lead to a second impeachment if the Democrats continue to hold Congress.”
Brad Parscale mocked over demotion: ‘Apparently there is a limit to how much you can grift’
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced on Facebook that campaign manager Brad Parscale has been demoted, after several months of a reportedly rocky relationship and frustration from the president over his sinking poll numbers.
Commenters on social media buried Parscale in mockery over the news.
Irony: Brad Parscale just got demoted on Facebook. pic.twitter.com/HZ2jWVS5iJ
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) July 16, 2020
‘No silver lining, no encouraging trend for the president’: Pollster explains how Joe Biden is beating Trump by 15 points
A polling analyst for the highly-regarded Quinnipiac Poll explained how former Vice President Joe Biden is beating President Donald Trump in the latest survey by a whopping 15 points.
"Independents are a key factor behind Biden's widening lead as they now back him 51 - 34 percent, while in June, independents were split with 43 percent for Biden and 40 percent for Trump," Quinnipiac reports. "There is also some movement among Republicans as they back Trump 84 - 9 percent, compared to 92 - 7 percent in June. Democrats go to Biden 91 - 5 percent, little changed from 93 - 4 percent in June. "