Sen. Angus King says Trump is on the road to impeachment
At least half a dozen publications have confirmed the New York Times report on former FBI director James Comey’s memo detailing a conversation with Donald Trump. During the Feb. 14 meeting, Comey was asked to drop the investigation into disgraced former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Comey’s damning receipts have put Republican lawmakers in the unique position of legitimately being unable to defend the president.
Not even the “Access Hollywood” tape could get the spineless GOP to back down, but apparently obstruction of justice is enough to get a rise out of them. It’s also brought the “i” word into the conversation. Appearing on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Maine senator and House Intelligence Committee member Angus King confirmed that the US is getting closer to removing Trump from office.
King was asked whether impeachment was a possibility. “Reluctantly, Wolf, I have to say yes. Simply because obstruction of justice is such a serious offense. and I say it with sadness and reluctance,” King responded.
As Mediate notes, King’s response came shortly after CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin proclaimed that Trump’s behavior was the very definition of obstruction of justice. Toobin later appeared on “Anderson Cooper 360,” doubling down on his analysis and drawing comparisons to Richard Nixon’s behavior during the Watergate scandal.
Understandably, the White House is freaking the fuck out. The Daily Beast got in contact with Trump administration staffers, who all spoke anonymously but all had some pretty incredible things to say about dodging and weaving through the never-ending gaffe-fest that is having the Donald in office.
“I feel like running down the hallway with a fire extinguisher,” said one senior official. “We can’t even wrap up one Russia fiasco before we’re on to the next one,” said another staffer.
An anonymous senior official who’d also worked on Trump’s campaign may have summed it up best: “I don’t see how Trump isn’t completely fucked.”