CNN Host, Reporter Agree Impeaching Trump Over Sex is Dem Hypocrisy with Icky Witnesses

NewsBusters | 12/9/2018 | Staff
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Michael Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correpondent for Yahoo News, is unable to find any real proof of Trump-Russia collusion based on the latest court filings by Special Counsel Robert Mueller when he appeared on CNN's December 8 Smerconish show, hosted by Michael Smerconish.

But first, Isikoff agreed with Smerconish on the appearance of Democratic hypocrisy on impeaching over sex. Rep. Jerrold Nadler "eloquently" argued Clinton shouldn't be impeached for lying to conceal an affair with an intern. So how is Nadler going to impeach using sketchy witnesses like Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti?

MICHAEL - SMERCONISH - Michael - Guest - Day

MICHAEL SMERCONISH: Michael, you're the perfect guest to have on this day because you did so much ground-breaking reporting 20 years ago. Wasn't the takeaway then that the Senate was not about to allow impeachment to convict when the underlying matter was about sex and if that's true, these facts are similarly described, no?

MICHAEL ISIKOFF: Well, yes, I think that's an excellent point. Look, it is eye-popping to see in a federal sentencing memorandum by the Southern District of New York and an assertion that the President of the United States directed illegal payments through his personal lawyer to a porn star and a Playboy model.

DOJ - Policy - President - District - Light

With that said, what flows from that? As you pointed out, standard DOJ policy is you can't indict a sitting president. The Southern District is bound by that assuming they could ever get the green light from higher ups at the Justice Department, whoever they might be. So then the alternative remedy would be an impeachment proceeding by the Congress.

Think of what that would look like for a moment. Who are your witnesses? Stormy Daniels accompanied by Michael Avenatti, David **** of the "The National Enquirer," Karen McDougal. Does Jerry Nadler who so eloquently said concealment of a private sexual affair should not...
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