(FamilyRetirementClub.com) – On Monday morning, CNN falsely claimed that President Donald Trump had fired eight people from his administration in what they called a “retaliation campaign”. The Fake News outlet claimed that the president fired those who testified against him during the impeachment inquiry.
Those who CNN claimed were fired or forced out, however, all left their roles for reasons entirely separate to the impeachment debacle.
One of those CNN claimed were fired in a “retaliation campaign” was the former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine. Kurt Volker left his role as a result of Congress, however, and not the president. Yes, he was called as a witness by Democratic lawmakers, but the testimony he gave didn’t negatively impact Trump.
And, when he was asked why he had left the position, he said that it was the inquiry itself that made him leave. He said, “I felt that I would no longer be effective as a special representative with this impeachment inquiry beginning and my name associated with that and all the media attention around that. I didn’t think I would be able to go to Ukraine or meet with Russians and be able to carry out those duties in that way anymore.”
Tim Morrison, a former National Security Council official, also told Congress that he left his role for reasons entirely separate to the inquiry. Specifically, he said, “I do not want anyone to think there is a connection between my testimony today and my impending departure.”
Breitbart notes that the only two witnesses who left their roles, or were removed, after the impeachment inquiry had finished were Alexander Vindman, a former NSC official, and Gordon Sondland, the former Ambassador to the European Union. However, there remains no proof that their removals were because of any kind of “retaliation campaign” by President Trump.
Any reasonable person might wonder whether it is possible for people who attempted to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency could continue doing their job properly once the attempt failed.
Breitbart also notes that Sondland had been described by witnesses throughout the trial as both “incompetent” and “interfering.”
So, perhaps those are the reasons he was fired!