Former Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas recently released a recording of a private dinner he attended at the White House in which President Donald Trump is recorded telling those in attendance that he wanted then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch to be fired.
While Democrats and the media have been salivating over this revelation and attempting to use it as more ammunition in their impeachment case, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) says Trump was perfectly justified in dismissing Yovanovitch from her post, according to a report from IJR.
Another Democrat “bombshell”
As far as the issue of Yovanovitch’s firing is concerned, all Parnas did in releasing this “bombshell” was justify Trump’s decision to oust the diplomat.
“This reminds a lot of what happened in the Brett Kavanaugh case when the Democrats kept releasing bombshells, and I think all we’re missing is Michael Avenatti to come out and defend someone as well,” Cotton told CBS host Margaret Brennan.
Cotton went on: “[Trump] was told in that video — we just heard — that she’s running around Kyiv badmouthing you and saying that you’re going to be impeached.”
Quite frankly, there is not a president past or present who would not have fired her on the spot for making such comments. But Trump, as Sen. Cotton stated, did not jump the gun on firing Yovanovitch. He waited more than a year after that conversation to relieve her of her duties in Kyiv.
“The president has the right to remove an ambassador for any reason or no reason what so ever. An ambassador badmouthing the president is a pretty sound reason to remove an ambassador,” Cotton concluded.
“Badmouthing is a pretty good reason to fire an ambassador,” @SenTomCotton tells @margbrennan in response to new CBS-obtained video of Trump calling to “get rid of” former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch pic.twitter.com/vTg2gHLqJw
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) January 26, 2020
The reality of the situation is that the media and Democrats are latching onto any little piece of evidence they can find to try and incriminate Trump.
Parnas’ accusations have been characterized as the latest bombshell that will surely galvanize the American people and the Senate to finally remove Trump, but it’s fizzling out, just like the rest of the accusations against the president.
The reality of the situation is that if Yovanovitch was talking smack behind Trump’s back, she should have been removed — period.
Democrats call this a bombshell, yet it barely qualifies as a firecracker.