Trump told reporters that there shouldn’t any public impeachment hearings, as the president repeated that impeachment is a “hoax.”
Trump said, “They shouldn’t be having public hearings. This is a hoax. This is just like the Russia witch hunt. This is just a continuation. When you look at the lawyer for the whistle-blower, I thought it ended when they found out that the lawyer was so compromised. The lawyer is a bad guy. So you look at that. I thought that was the end of it. This is just a continuation of the hoax. It’s a disgraceful thing. In the meantime, we’ve got the best markets we’ve ever had, stock markets. We have the best unemployment numbers we’ve ever had. We have the best employment numbers we’ve ever had. We have almost 160 million people, we’ve never been even close to that. But unfortunately you people don’t want to talk about that.”
Trump demands that there be no public impeachment hearings. pic.twitter.com/hMNufeL758
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 8, 2019
The president’s remarks were a combination of lie, self-pity, and media attack that the nation has become accustomed to over the previous three years.
Trump still thinks that he has some degree of control over this process. Donald Trump doesn’t get a say in whether or not there are public impeachment hearings. He is the target of the impeachment investigation. His opinion of the investigative process is irrelevant.
If Trump is innocent and the Ukraine call was “perfect,” why does the president not want the American people to see the evidence?
The answer is that the call was not perfect. It was an impeachable offense and Trump is terrified of voters learning the details of his potential crimes.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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