President Donald Trump has brought unprecedented prosperity to America. He has transformed our sluggish economy, but that’s not the only thing to undergo a metamorphosis. Journalism used to be the process of reporting the news, but in the Age of Trump, it has now become a tool to demonize the freely-elected President of the United States in an attempt to undo the will of the American people.
No outlet takes its roll of anti-Trump propaganda more seriously than the New York Times. In a piece published Thursday, the NYT is guaranteeing that Trump will be impeached in 2019 whether he committed any crimes or not.
Elizabeth Drew is listed as a journalist who covered the Nixon Watergate scandal. In an op/ed that reads more like a work of fantasy fiction, she claims that President Trump is as good as done.
An impeachment process against President Trump now seems inescapable. Unless the president resigns, the pressure by the public on the Democratic leaders to begin an impeachment process next year will only increase. Too many people think in terms of stasis: How things are is how they will remain. They don’t take into account that opinion moves with events.
That last line is meant to say that just because there’s no reason to impeach Trump right now doesn’t mean there won’t be a reason to do it tomorrow. That seems to be an admission by the writer that there really is no reason to impeach Trump, but Drew quickly shifts into an argument that no reason is needed.
Lost in all the discussion about possible lawbreaking by Mr. Trump is the fact that impeachment wasn’t intended only for crimes.
Whether or not there’s already enough evidence to impeach Mr. Trump — I think there is — we will learn what the special counsel, Robert Mueller, has found, even if his investigation is cut short…His political status, weak for some time, is now hurtling downhill.
It doesn’t get any more
The odor of personal corruption on the president’s part — perhaps affecting his foreign policy — grew stronger. Then the events of the past several days — the president’s precipitous decision to pull American troops out of Syria, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’s abrupt resignation, the swoon in the stock market, the pointless shutdown of parts of the government…
Smelling like corruption to liberals isn’t the same thing as being guilty of corruption. Bringing home the troops and getting a new Secretary of Defense are just some of the Constitutionally defined powers of the POTUS, and it’s the Democrats in Congress who have shut down the government.
Remember when the left was calling for Trump’s impeachment for colluding with the Russians to steal the 2016 election? They’ve now been reduced to calling for impeachment because he’s doing normal legal things that Presidents are allowed to do.
When Bill Clinton was president, he was impeached for having committed an actual crime — perjury. Clinton lied under oath, and he was impeached, stripped of his law license, and heavily fined. Trump has committed no such crime. In the “what about Bill” question, Drew says that Clinton’s impeachment for an actual crime was a “frivolous” revenge scheme but that Trump’s impeachment for imaginary crimes is “inevitable.”
This op/ed becomes more of a work of fantasy when Drew opines that Republicans will jump on the impeach Trump bandwagon and help get him out of office.
I don’t share the conventional view that if Mr. Trump is impeached by the House, the Republican-dominated Senate would never muster the necessary 67 votes to convict him.
Drew’s fantasy comes to a head when she says Trump only has two options: quit or be forced out.
The current presidential crisis seems to have only two possible outcomes. If Mr. Trump sees criminal charges coming at him and members of his family, he may feel trapped. This would leave him the choice of resigning or trying to fight congressional removal. But the latter is highly risky.
Since the day Donald Trump won the presidency the liberal “Resistance” has tried everything they could to nullify the results of the election. There were recounts, calls for an Electoral College revolt, and demands for a 25th Amendment coup. The Robert Mueller investigation was supposed to prove that Trump colluded with the Russians, but that produced nothing. With the NYT piece, it’s clear that the next phase for the left in trying to topple the president is wishful thinking, and that’s just sad.