If Democrats believe so much that former Vice President Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election fair and square then why would they be gearing up for another impeachment?
That is a pressing question now that NBC News reported that the House could go for another round of impeachments if President Donald Trump fires FBI Director Christopher Wray.
The White House counsel’s office has evidently cautioned President Donald Trump against firing FBI Director Christopher Wray. The lawyers told Trump that canning Wray could make it seem like Trump required officials to pass a loyalty test, according to NBC News sources. It’s not surprising that the president’s lawyers appear concerned. Trump continues to commit the misdeeds for which he was impeached.
Trump was impeached for abusing the powers and privileges of his office for his personal self-enrichment and for subverting national interests in favor of his own personal interests. Specifically, Trump implied that he might withhold American aid to Ukraine — a vulnerable ally — if Ukraine didn’t open an investigation into the son of Trump’s political rival, Joe Biden. Such an investigation would, of course, potentially benefit his own re-election and harm the election prospects of his political opponent. Testimony established that Trump’s implied threat was understood by both U.S. and Ukrainian officials. Testimony at the impeachment hearing established that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy understood that if he didn’t open the investigation Trump wanted, his country risked losing its American aid.
And Zelenskiy was right to be concerned. Those who fail to do Trump’s bidding often incur his wrath. To take one recent example, Trump demanded that the governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, and its secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, both Republicans, invalidate Georgia’s presidential election results. Kemp and Raffensperger refused. Trump then attacked both so viciously that election officials in Georgia found themselves on the receiving end of death threats from irate Trump supporters.
Of course, that is NBC’s take.
The fact that Wray, Kemp, and Raffensperger are doing substandard jobs when there is a president who demands the best is likely the real reason they have faced his wrath.
Still the House, you have to believe, would love to make President Trump, who they loathe with every fiber of their being, the only president to be impeached two times.
But some significant firings, and some pardonings, could be coming very soon, a senior official told NBC News.
“I wouldn’t take anything off the table in coming weeks,” the official said. The official said to expect “some more fairly significant terminations in the national security or intelligence community.”
This news comes on the heels of the resignation of Attorney General Bill Barr, who many believed was about to be fired by the president.
In his resignation letter, Barr praised the president for his work and for how he handled the Russian collusion investigation.
“I am greatly honored that you called on me to serve your administration and the American people once again as Attorney General. I am proud to have played a role in the many successes and unprecedented achievements you have delivered for the American people. Your 2016 victory speech in which you reached out to your opponents and called for working together for the benefit of the American people was immediately met by a partisan onslaught against you in which no tactic, no matter how abusive and deceitful, was out of bounds. The nadir of this campaign was the effort to cripple, if not oust, your administration with frenzied and baseless accusations of collusion with Russia,” he said.
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