Seriously, how can they stand themselves?
Obama Left An Ambassador to Die, But We’re Supposed to be Outraged Over Trump’s Yovanovitch Tweet?
On Friday, as former Ambassador Maria Yovanovitch was testifying, President Trump made a series of tweets criticizing her performance as ambassador, which got Democrats so triggered, his tweets were read soon after they were made, and the narrative presented was that the tweet was witness intimidation.
“Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,” Trump tweeted. “She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.”
“They call it ‘serving at the pleasure of the President,'” Trump continued. “The U.S. now has a very strong and powerful foreign policy, much different than proceeding administrations. It is called, quite simply, America First!” Trump also noted that he’s done far more for Ukraine than his predecessor than Obama.
This triggered Adam Schiff. “What we saw today is it wasn’t enough that Ambassador Yovanovitch was smeared. It wasn’t enough she was attacked. It wasn’t enough that she was recalled for no reason, at least no good reason. But we saw today witness intimidation in real-time by the president of United States,” Schiff said. “Once again going after this dedicated and respected career public servant in an effort to not only chilled her but to chill others who may come forward. We take this kind of witness intimidation and obstruction of the inquiry very seriously,” he added.
Really? First of all, Yovanovitch wouldn’t even had known about the tweet until after her testimony had Schiff not posted the tweets in the first place, but regardless, where’s the intimidation? I can’t see any. If Schiff was taking this seriously, he wouldn’t be lobbing absurd charges for the purpose of piling on more ridiculous charges against Trump hoping something will stick.
Fox News host Jesse Watters put the firing of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch in stark perspective on Friday night’s edition of Fox News’ “The Five” when he brought up Obama’s firing of all Bush-appointed ambassadors, and one Obama-era ambassador who never came home.
Yovanovitch’s Friday testimony garnered sympathy from many, including Fox News anchor Chris Wallace and “The Five” co-host Juan Williams, who related on the show that the Obama appointee felt like “she had been smeared.”
But Watters wasn’t buying it.
“Oh, poor baby,” said the Fox News host. “When Obama got into office he fired all the ambassadors and replaced them at will. He can do whatever he wants. All presidents can.”
“Under Obama, ambassadors were coming back in body bags,” said Watters, referring to Christopher Stevens, the former U.S. ambassador to Libya who was killed by Islamic extremists in 2012. “Now, everyone’s upset because one got fired? So what? People get fired all the time. It doesn’t make a difference.” (RELATED: WaPo Columnist: GOP Senators Want A ‘Lengthy’ Trial, Think Impeachment Will ‘Energize’ Base Like Kavanaugh Hearings In 2018)
Watters then went on a roll, comparing Democrats’ accusations against President Donald Trump with actions by Democrats.
Witness tampering? Really? Schiff colluded with the whistleblower. That’s witness tampering. Bribing? How about when Obama sends pallets of cash to Iran? That’s more of a bribe than this. Freezing aid for a blink of an eye? That’s a bribe? Tweeting is not an impeachable offence. That’s witness tampering? Trump says let’s go to court, and then they want to get him for obstruction. They’re criminalizing everything.