Bill Maher regrets ‘horrible’ Trump impeachment: ‘If I could do it over again, I wouldn’t’

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On May. 22, almost exactly five months after House Democrats impeached President Donald Trump, liberal comedian Bill Maher finally concluded what some have known since day one, which is that the impeachment of Trump had been a giant mistake.

Of course, Maher reached this conclusion for all the wrong reasons. It started with him saying during a discussion with left-wing zealot Michael Moore on HBO’s “Real Time” that he’s not sure the America he’s known all his life will exist for much longer.

I’m not so sure that we still have that. Trump this week, this month, has gotten rid of four inspector generals of different agencies. Impeachment turned out to be a horrible thing. If I knew what I knew now,” he complained.

If I could do it over again, I wouldn’t, because it just emboldened him. Now he can conduct this war on accountability and nobody even — it barely even made the papers. I bet you most people are watching this and going wow I hadn’t heard that.”

Listen:

Most people who watched the program likely did utter “wow I hadn’t heard that,” because the claims he made about the president were patently false.

Only two inspector generals have been “ousted” this month.

The first one, since-removed State Department IG Steve Linick, was ousted by Trump on May 15th because of a request from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

“I recommended to the President that Steve Linick be terminated,” the secretary admitted at a briefing Wednesday. “Frankly, should’ve done it some time ago.”

Why? Because Linick had reportedly been undermining the department’s mission.

As BizPac Review reported, Pompeo specifically believes that “Inspector General Linick wasn’t performing a function in a way that we had tried to get him to, that was additive for the State Department, very consistent with what the statute says he’s supposed to be doing. The kinds of activities he’s supposed to undertake to make us better, to improve us.”

The second IG was acting HHS IG Christi Grimm, who in fact was never ousted. Rather, on May 1st the president simply announced her permanent replacement.

But since her replacement, Jason C. Weida, hasn’t been confirmed yet, Grimm still remains at the post, despite the fear-mongering nonsense from Maher.

How is it that Maher doesn’t know any of this? Likely because he consumes fake news propaganda and doesn’t realize he’s being manipulated to believe in lies.

This is also the same reason why Maher and his ilk are most likely completely unaware that during the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama, 47 of the country’s 73 inspectors general accused the then-administration of stonewalling their “ability to conduct our work thoroughly, independently, and in a timely manner.”

Maher’s probably also unaware of the real reasons the impeachment of Trump was indeed a giant mistake. It has nothing to do with removed or replaced IGs and everything to do with the nature of the impeachment itself.

First, the president’s approval rating skyrocketed during it.

Second, the public quickly began tuning out the impeachment hearings as it became clear the Democrats couldn’t back up their allegations.

“[E]veryday Americans showed no signs that they cared about the process,” NBC News admitted in a report back in February. “They didn’t watch the impeachment proceedings on television in any great numbers, and they didn’t want candidates focusing on them on the campaign trail.”

“A WBUR New Hampshire poll released Jan. 28 found that voters in the first primary state instead wanted candidates to talk about the issues — health care topped the list, with 48 percent mentioning it.”

Third, the impeachment galvanized the president’s base, causing a blow-out in the president’s 2020 fundraising.

Meanwhile, an NBC poll conducted in early February found that 32 percent of voters were more more likely to vote to re-elect Trump specifically because of impeachment.

You’d think all of these facts would make the truth about impeachment clear as day to purportedly intelligent individuals like Maher. But judging by his comments Friday, he still doesn’t really get it — and at this rate, he may never.

 

 

Vivek Saxena

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V. Saxena is a staff writer for BizPac Review with a decade of experience as a professional writer, and a lifetime of experience as an avid news junkie. He holds a degree in computer technology from Purdue University.
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