Last Wednesday President Trump was acquitted by the United States Senate on the impeachment charges stemming from Pelosi and her minions in the House. On Thursday while Pelosi doubled down on her behavior, Trump thanked his attorneys as well as many Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate for continuing to fight alongside him in the witch hunt. By Friday, the President was ‘cleaning house,’ so to speak.
President Trump dismissed two key Democratic witnesses in the House impeachment inquiry; Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Iraq war veteran on the National Security Council staff. Trivial skeptics and Trump haters such as the New York Times were quick to call Trump’s actions “payback” and “opening a campaign of retribution against those he blames for his impeachment” or “determined to strike back.”
Former adviser to President George W. Bush, Karl Rove, has a much more pragmatic answer. In a heated discussion on Fox News with hosts Juan Williams and Chris Wallace, Rove’s short and sweet logical explanation for the firings swiftly negates all liberal logic. Simply put, “the president has a right to have ambassadors and White House staff who he is comfortable with.” Where else do you see heads of businesses and organizations forced to have a team of employees who knowingly out to get them and live each day in hopes to see their demise.
Karl Rove’s comment came after host Chris Wallace began the discussion on “Fox News Sunday” by likening the firings to a scene from “The Godfather.” When Rove came to the President’s defense he added, “I understand why he’s angry…this is something he cares deeply about because he feels personally aggrieved about it” although he admitted he wished “he would have been able to tone a little bit of that down and tone a lot up on let’s get going, move forward.”
Fox News Political analyst democratic strategist Juan Williams opposed Rove saying, “this is not about trust…this is about payback.” Williams then took a more vicious approach accusing the President of acting in disregard of “all laws that protect whistleblowers or people who speak truth about when they see corruption or malfeasance in government.” Additionally, Williams argued that Trump was “going after Vindman…in order to scare other people into silence in the future.”
Once again shooting down Williams, and all impeachment seeking democrats, Rove responded brilliantly. “The law was broken? The whistleblower law? I’m not aware of it, not even the attorney for Vindman made that outrageous suggestion.” Then Rove summed up the entire nonsense of the impeachment probe: “The president has a right to have staff whom he has confidence and trust in. Vindman had every right to come forward and say what he did…He said I had problems with that conversation. Well, guess what? That conversation on its face is not what the Democrats alleged it was. They alleged there was a quid pro quo and the president never says you gotta do this or I’m not going to do that, that’s ridiculous!” Moral of the story? There was no quid pro quo, folks.