Former Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr, whose investigation led to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, appeared on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday to talk with host Jake Tapper about the possibility and consequences if democrats get their wish and impeach President Donald Trump. Starr thinks it’s a bad idea. First, the talk centered on the recent news that Paul Manfort is now cooperating with prosecutors, and Tapper asks if Starr thinks that the Trump team is getting ready to put him on blast. “Do you think that they’re paving the way, Rudy Giuliani, for attacks on Paul Manafort’s credibility?” “Well I think that the Trump White House and the lawyers are taking a page from the Clinton playbook, you know, attack the prosecutor,” said Starr, who was the subject of extensive vilification during his investigation of Clinton. “This is more delicate because now you have Continue reading "Clinton Prosecutor Ken Starr Warns ‘Impeachment is Hell’: ‘Country Should Not Be Taken Through’ It"
Former CIA Director Leon Panetta said on ABC’s This Week this morning Democrats shouldn’t immediately start pushing impeachment if they retake the House in the midterms. Panetta first spoke with Martha Raddatz about John McCain‘s memorial service and the “celebration of country” it entailed, saying, “The message was not so much to the president, but the message was really to the American people about what love of country really has to be all about.” Raddatz brought up the clear messages to Trump at the service, and Panetta did say there’s certainly been “a week of contrast with John McCain” and the President. On the question of the midterms, Raddatz asked, “Do you think it’s wise for Democrats, if they retake the House, to start impeachment proceedings? Is it wise politically for them to do that?” “No. Not at all,” Panetta responded. “I think the most important thing Continue reading "Ex-CIA Chief Panetta: Dems Shouldn’t Push for Impeachment Right Away, Should Let Mueller ‘Complete His Work’"
On State of the Union on Sunday morning, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told host Jake Tapper that Democrats should be more careful with their impeachment hopes. Tapper started by pointing out that Schiff had previously argued that impeachment of President Trump would be a more difficult path than some were ready to accept, but added that some Democrats now feel they have grounds for that impeachment. He prompted Schiff to respond to whether or not Democrats should be talking so much about impeachment prior to the midterms. “I think as a matter of our constitutional responsibility we have to look candidly at what is the evidence and what does that mean and what does that say in terms of whether we’ve reached the point of high crimes and misdemeanors,” he said. “But I don’t think we should be talking about it and embracing it before we have seen the full Continue reading "Rep. Adam Schiff Warns On Impeachment: Dems Shouldn’t Be Talking About and Embracing It"
Congressman Al Green (D- TX) was calling for President Donald Trump‘s impeachment months ago, and he spoke with CNN’s Michael Smerconish about his efforts this morning. Smerconish noted how a week ago, we wouldn’t have known about Michael Cohen‘s guilty plea and Alan Weisselberg‘s immunity deal, and so he asked, “Doesn’t that speak to the prematurity of your wanting to impeach the President? Aren’t you better served just waiting it all out?” Green, after touting how many in the Democratic party agree with him, said, “I do not believe that it’s premature. I do believe that the President is now an unindicted co-conspirator and I think that carries a lot of weight with it.” “If the President has committed high crimes and misdemeanors, he ought to be impeached,” Green declared. Smerconish recalled the Clinton era and asked, “Didn’t we learn in the 90s with the Continue reading "CNN’s Smerconish to Democratic Rep.: Isn’t It Premature to Be Talking About Impeachment?"
Former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden has not only been very critical of President Donald Trump, but he made the list of people who the White House may revoke security clearance from. However, he thinks impeachment would be a very bad idea. Hayden spoke with Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton and said Trump is clearly looking to penalize people over disagreements with their “political speech.” He did talk in part about being careful in not going too far in his public criticisms of the President, and as he talked about serious Russia issues he said he wants to stick to the facts and give the office of the presidency “the respect that is due.” At one point, Ball asked him if what he’s seen so far rises to the level of impeachable offenses. Hayden expressed caution and said he’s willing to wait for Continue reading "Ex-CIA Chief Michael Hayden: Impeaching Trump Would Be a ‘Bad Idea’"
One wonders why it seems like producers and talent at Fox & Friends rarely think things over before going through with such potentially embarrassing segment ideas. Take, for example, this morning’s supercut of competing cable news networks and their alleged obsession with impeaching President Donald Trump. Impeachment is a story right now, because, well, President Trump was identified by his former lawyer as a co-conspirator in a guilty plea in campaign fraud. Yes, there is an ongoing debate about the specifics of this crime — and levels of guilt associated — but if the sitting president is, in fact, an unindicted co-conspirator, then impeachment is absolutely a germane topic of conversation. But Fox & Friends sees this coverage as the “left’s obsession” and demonstrated as much by taking a page from Mediaite and aggregating third-party content to help sell their point. Host Steve Doocy introduced the supercut with “if you click Continue reading "Fox & Friends Ridicule CNN, MSNBC ‘Impeachment Obsession’ Ignoring Fox News’ Exact Same Coverage"
The midterm elections are roughly 11 weeks away, and the issue of impeaching President Donald Trump has become a talking point, especially on conservative-friendly media outlets. The GOP appears to be thinking that if they can successfully make the midterms a referendum on impeachment, they can do better, though the vast majority of Democrats have tamped down impeachment talk instead claiming that the Mueller investigation should first run its course. This became a topic of conversation in Fox News exclusive with Ainsley Earhardt, who asked the President if he believes the Democrats will try to impeach him. His elliptical reply can best be summed up with “I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who has done a great job. ” He added that if he ever got impeached “I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor because without this thinking, you would see — Continue reading "Trump on Impeachment: ‘Markets Would Crash’ and ‘Everybody Would Be Very Poor’"