President Donald Trump vowed on the campaign trail to drain the swamp, and he has honored that promise since taking office almost three years ago.
With so many swamp creatures actively working against the president and undermining him at every stop, it’s not surprising that Trump doesn’t trust many people in his own administration.
And a new report this week reveals that Trump is considering firing one of his top staffers — and it could send the White House into chaos.
According to the Washington Post, Trump is said to have threatened to fire acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.
The report speculates the animosity arose from a press conference that Mulvaney gave on October 17.
“I don’t think you’ll see him going anywhere until after December,” a source is quoted as saying. “But the president was very unhappy with that press conference. That was a very bad day for the president.”
During the press conference, Mulvaney said military aid was withheld from Ukraine so that the country would investigate election interference as well as potential wrong-doing by Joe and Hunter Biden.
Mulvaney later backtracked and clarified that there was “absolutely no quid pro quo.”
But he basically admitted on live television that there was quid pro quo — which is what Democrats are trying to impeach Trump over — and then tried to clean up his own misstatement.
So it’s understandable why Trump would be mad at Mulvaney.
Beyond that, several key witnesses in the Democrats impeachment inquiry have directly refuted that there was any quid pro quo or wrongdoing by the president.
State Department official Catherine Croft testified on Oct. 30 that the military aid had been placed on hold for about “a week or two” in late 2017 at the direction of Mulvaney when he was leading the Office of Management and Budget — not Trump.
Here’s the main takeaways: Croft testified that (1) the hold on military aid was enacted in 2017, not around Trump’s July 25, 2019 call; (2) the Obama administration never provided similar aid to Ukraine amid the same fears that the Trump administration had; (3) the aid was delivered in early 2018, well before Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president, meaning it was never a condition of the phone call; (4) and the Trump administration was looking at all aid to foreign nations, not just Ukraine, in an attempt to ensure it wasn’t going to corrupt actors/governments.
Tim Morrison, the departing Senior Director of European and Russian Affairs under Trump, testified before Congress last week as the House was voting on impeachment rules, but he delivered a major blow to Schiff’s impeachment witch hunt.
Morrison listened to Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky and testified that the president did not discuss anything illegal during the conversation.
“I want to be clear, I was not concerned that anything illegal was discussed,” Morrison testified.
Every time Democrats release new information from an impeachment witness, it proves Trump is innocent and that they have no case to impeach the president.