Expert: Trump Will Seek More Election Meddling If He Isn’t Removed From Office
MSNBC contributor John Heilemann believes that President Donald Trump will seek further interference from foreign countries in the 2020 election if he is not impeached and removed from office, according to Mediaite.
The analyst said after Republicans likely acquit the president after an impeachment trial in the Senate, Trump will simply carry on with seeking foreign interference in order to further his re-election goal.
“Republicans have been willing to look the other way as it was demonstrated in the obstruction of justice and the not criminal collusion but the collusion that was demonstrated in the Mueller report … We are now in a situation where Donald Trump last summer after Bob Mueller testified: he got up the next day, picked up the phone and did foreign interference again, invited foreign interference from Zelensky,” Heilemann said during a Friday discussion with Nicolle Wallace and her panel on Deadline: White House.
He continued: “What is going to happen at the end of January when by all reasonable reckonings he is acquitted in the Senate? What is going to happen? What’s going to happen is Donald Trump is going to go and look for foreign interference again. I guarantee it.”
Heilemann suggested that Trump would turn to a foreign leader aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin for assistance: “He is going to try to solicit foreign interference in the 2020 elections and it will be from someone that is aligned with Vladimir Putin. Those are as clear as the notion the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.”
“It is amazing that we are in this place and having this conversation, but it is the conversation we are having,” he said.