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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.”
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.
— Shira Stein (@shiramstein) May 17, 2020
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.
✅$5 Million combined in 24 hrs
✅Donors in all 50 states
Huge groundswell of support leading to Trump landslide in 2020!
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) September 25, 2019
To avoid any confusion, this is SMALL DOLLAR donations only. More to come…
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) September 25, 2019
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.
@billmaher Impeachment was BS and it has been proven. Problem is with you liberals is you can’t accept it and are upset because you wanted to ruin a person for no reason. If the media would be fair to him like they are to sleepy joe then he wouldn’t have to defend himself
— Tony (@Tony44683015) May 23, 2020
@billmaher – impeachment was indeed a mistake as it was built on a foundation of Democrats lying to Americans. Whether or not it emboldens Trump is irrelevant compared to the American people seeing how damaging the Democrat’s “hate Trump at any cost” agenda is to our country.
— TheGumption (@TGumption) May 23, 2020
@billmaher says impeachment just emboldend Trump. Try looking at the facts asshat.
TDS cuts off all logical thought. Trump is fixing a corrupt swamp that is destroying our country.
— @OpenTheCountryPlease (@PrintThatPlease) May 23, 2020
@billmaher . Perhaps, your party could have actually had impeachable evidence before voting on impeachment. You realize that you & you party are homo erectus? Your lineages never evolved into modern humans, & you thrive on the Left.
— Robert Gajewski (@rpgajewski1) May 23, 2020
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