Former Obama official: White House obstruction is worse than WatergatePosted by Thomas Bush / November 29, 2019
Law professor Neal Katyal, the Obama-era acting solicitor general has said the Trump White House is “engaged in unprecedented obstruction, in many ways even worse than President Nixon during Watergate.”
Trump’s current situation has drawn many parallels to Watergate. Nick Akerman, a prosecutor who investigated Nixon, has claimed that the evidence against Trump is even clearer and more damning than the evidence was against Nixon. Specifically, Akerman pointed to the increasing number of Trump aids and officials turning on him.
“This is a situation where you’ve got a lot of people who are career people, extremely smart people who certainly don’t want their reputations smeared. Trump had to use these foreign services people and professionals. He didn’t speak Ukrainian and Russian. He couldn’t communicate his threat without these people. He was forced to use people whose loyalty was to the U.S. government and Constitution and not to him,” Akerman said. That may spell the end of Trump’s presidency.
Trump’s plummeting poll numbers won’t help, either. According to a recent Fox News poll, Donald Trump’s disapproval rating is a whopping 55%. That’s three points higher than the average disapproval rating for Fox News poll, which is saying something since Fox News is the state media of Trumplandia.
The latest polls indicate a major shift in public opinions about Trump’s impeachment. A majority of Americans now support the proceedings. 58% of Americans think the impeachment proceedings are correct––including 80% Democrats and 30% Republicans. A whopping 49% of Americans believe the House should call for Trump’s removal from office. What’s worse for Trump: GOP support for impeachment is on the rise.
Public support for impeaching Trump is higher than both Nixon and Clinton during their impeachments. And, according to new polls, support for impeaching Trump is on the rise.