The media and Democrats have reached a new consensus for their attacks on President Donald Trump and created a new accusation that former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andy McCarthy said only makes them “sink even lower.”
From MSNBC to CBS, almost all the media have bought the new narrative and now describe as extortion the alleged “crime” committed by the president during the famous call he made with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
The author of the book “Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election Destroy a Presidency” said in an interview with Fox News’s Brian Kilmeade why the term “extortion” cannot be applied to a government’s foreign policy.
The lawyer clarified, “extortion is a domestic criminal law concept where everybody involved is under the same rule of law … under the same legal authorities,” McCarthy said and made it clear that, therefore, it cannot apply to international relations.
“Right now we are trying to extort the Iranians. We’re trying to squeeze them with the president’s maximum pressure policy to establish better terms. And, we’re looking today at Israel for exactly why it’s so important to do that,” the former prosecutor said.
“And, everybody in the country with a brain hopes the president succeeds here. And, if it’s extortion, most people would say that’s better than war,” he added.
McCarthy insisted that this type of relationship is the most common in foreign relations.
“In foreign relations, what countries do to each other is basically say, ‘What do I have to do for you or to get you to act in a way that is consistent with what our interests are?” the former prosecutor said.
Democrats accused President Trump of pressuring the Ukrainian president to investigate Democrat candidate Joe Biden and his son for the obscure business they would have done in Ukraine, based on the testimony of a whistleblower who, for the moment, remains anonymous.
However, the transcript of the call published by the White House made it clear that there was no pressure, despite which the Democrats decided to begin the process of removing the president.
The first part of this process was conducted under absolute secrecy, behind closed doors, without the presence of the president’s attorney and without Republicans being able to call witnesses.
The transcripts of those hearings have recently been published, and in the words of Gregg Jarrett, a Fox News journalist who is reviewing them, the testimonies “were devastating for the Democrats.”
Jarret, a U.S. commentator, author, and attorney, added that the Democrat-driven impeachment inquiry “is getting more comical and hapless by the day.”