While President Trump claims that Twitter allows him to circumvent the mainstream media and reach out to the American people directly, his tweets may in fact be his worst enemy. While he has certainly tweeted multiple questionable messages over the past year, this morning’s tweet storm may in fact be his most damaging yet.
Coming on the heels of two other verbal/Twitter attacks that Trump perpetrated against his own Attorney General Jeff Sessions this last week, at 6:12 am EST this morning, Trump lashed out at Sessions once again.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!” he tweeted.
The tweet itself may not be an impeachable offense, however former George W. Bush ethics lawyer Richard Painter believes that such a message, when combined with his past statements and tweets, could and should result in Trump’s impeachment.
“Pressuring AG to prosecute the person who lost the election is an impeachable offense if we value free elections,” Painter tweeted.
Just yesterday, Trump claimed that Sessions was ‘beleaguered,’ and last week, in an interview the President said he was disappointed that Sessions had recused himself from the Russia investigation. When one looks at the bigger picture, it is quite clear that Trump is pressuring Sessions to either resign or reopen an investigation into his 2016 political opponent. Either way his actions are, at a minimum, immoral, and if Congress wasn’t overwhelmingly led by Republicans, his attacks on Sessions seem to be an impeachable offense.
It is interesting to note that the President seems to be going back on his claims in November that he would not seek the prosecution of Hillary Clinton.
“It’s just not something that I feel very strongly about,” Trump told The New York Times nine months ago. He then went on to say that such a move would be “very, very divisive for the country.”