Conservative Columnist Bret Stephens: Trump Should Resign or Be Impeached and Removed From Office
Conservative New York Times columnist Bret Stephens said President Donald Trump should resign or be impeached and removed from office in light of his former lawyer’s guilty plea.
Michael Cohen, the president’s former personal attorney, pleaded guilty at a U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Tuesday to eight counts related to tax fraud, bank fraud and campaign contribution violations.
Cohen told the court that he paid porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal “at the direction of” Trump, “for the principal purpose of influencing the election.”
Giuliani responded to the guilty plea by arguing the charges against Cohen contain “no allegation of any wrongdoing against the president.”
Stephens, a right-wing columnist for the Times and frequent critic of Trump, wrote on Twitter that while he’s been skeptical of impeachment, the plea “changes that.”
“I’ve been skeptical about the wisdom and merit of impeachment,” Stephens wrote. “Cohen’s guilty plea changes that. The president is clearly guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors.”
“He should resign his office or be impeached and removed from office,” he added.
I’ve been skeptical about the wisdom and merit of impeachment. Cohen’s guilty plea changes that. The president is clearly guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors. He should resign his office or be impeached and removed from office. https://t.co/N23Z6vlfZa
— Bret Stephens (@BretStephensNYT) August 21, 2018
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