As the Mueller investigation winds down, the Left is positively salivating over the prospect that, even if Donald Trump is not found guilty of having colluded with Russia, there will be plenty of grounds for impeachment. Jerrold Nadler, likely the next chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told CNN that if Trump directed Michael Cohen, his former attorney, to pay hush money during the 2016 campaign to women claiming to have had sex with him, those breeches “would be impeachable offenses.”
CNN also had on as a guest Mike Moore, a former U.S. attorney appointed by Barack Obama, who became wrapped up in his own extended metaphor about the “death” of the Trump presidency.
In the video that follows, he tells host Victor Blackwell:
It’s a big day any time there’s a federal prosecutor that says that the president is directly involved in a federal crime. I think, really, you’re hearing sort of the death rattle of this presidency, of this administration. I don’t know that we need to call the undertaker yet, but it’s certainly time to pick out the cemetery. [Emphasis added]
ABC News ruled Trump’s impeachment “inevitable,” with “This Week” anchor Dan Harris telling global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz:
We now have a president of the United States who has essentially been implicated in a felony by his own Justice Department. Democrats are reportedly talking about impeachment. Does that seem likely to happen to you, impeachment?
One of those Democrats, Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, said on the same show:
I think you are beyond the stage that led to the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton, whether or not you think that that was worthy of impeachment.
But Clinton, of course, perjured himself in front of a grand jury. Unless Murphy has a crystal ball and knows for certain that that Trump will perjure himself in the future, it’s hard to see how that statement is more than just wishful thinking.