Yesterday, Seraphic Secret wrote that President Trump is the target of of liberal blood libels. For the obtuse, this is a metaphor. The Blood Libel was born as a medieval Christian charge that Jews killed Christian children in order to extract their blood for the baking of Passover Matzo. This grotesque narrative was used to justify Jew-hatred, forced conversion, rape, torture, the wholesale slaughter of Jews, and of course the theft of their property.
The Trump blood libels are the endless stream of stories about President Trump that are designed to prove that he is unfit for office, that he is a traitor, that his election is illegitimate because somehow he colluded with the Russians in the American ballot box. These stories are designed to engineer the President’s impeachment.
My good friend Jake Novak, NBC.com senior columnist, takes my idea one step further and writes that this latest Russian blood libel against President trump is part of a political coup by the Democrat party.
There is, indeed, a bombshell of a story coming out of the news that President Donald Trump revealed sensitive information during his White House meeting with Russian officials last week. But it’s not that President Trump committed any crime. The really alarming news is that the duly-elected President of the United States appears to be the target of a political coup.
First, let’s be clear: President Trump has been sloppy, arrogant, and just plain misguided plenty of times during his short tenure in office — including the way he handled the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the hiring and firing of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. And if he did unnecessarily compromise the source of the sensitive information he shared with the Russians, shame on him.
But a president cannot be removed from office for arrogance and sloppiness. The Constitution sets specific grounds for impeachment. They are “treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors.” To be impeached and removed from office, the House and Senate must find that the official committed one of these acts.
Commentary by Jake Novak, CNBC.com senior columnist. Follow him on Twitter @jakejakeny.
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