Put another way, a president takes an oath in which he “solemnly swear[s] [to] support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Here, in attempting to subvert the investigation into Russia’s effort’s to interfere ….
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) April 23, 2019
Remarkable article in the New York Times that lends further support to the view that Donald Trump should be impeached for tolerance of Russian interference in U.S. elections.
It says that Kirstjen Nielsen, before she was ousted as Homeland Security chief, had wanted to make a top priority preparing for Russian efforts to again interfere in the presidential election in 2020, as the did in 2016 to help Donald Trump. But ….
President Trump’s chief of staff told her not to bring it up in front of the president.
But Nielsen was concerned because of evidence Russia was continuing its election meddling in the 2018 mid-term elections.
But in a meeting this year, Mick Mulvaney, the White House chief of staff, made it clear that Mr. Trump still equated any public discussion of malign Russian election activity with questions about the legitimacy of his victory. According to one senior administration official, Mr. Mulvaney said it “wasn’t a great subject and should be kept below his level.”
Even though the Department of Homeland Security has primary responsibility for civilian cyberdefense, Ms. Nielsen eventually gave up on her effort to organize a White House meeting of cabinet secretaries to coordinate a strategy to protect next year’s elections.
Donald Trump, and many enablers like Mulvaney, are putting his personal interest ahead of the Constitution and the country. If this is not impeachable, what is? So argued conservative lawyer George Conway, husband of White House spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway, in a series of Tweets yesterday.