By William K. Black
October 7, 2019 Kansas City, MO
Michelle Goldberg published an excellent column on September 30, 2019 “Trump’s Claims About Biden Aren’t ‘Unsupported.’ They’re Lies.” It accurately describes Trump’s lies and his unlawful and unethical acts of trying to use the power of our government to induce Ukrainian and Chinese officials to smear his political opponents. The House should cite those Trump lies as part of the basis for impeaching him.
Rule No. 1: No Freebies
I am not a politician or political tactician. A campaign for the presidency (nomination or ‘general’) is above my pay grade. Nevertheless, I know Rule No. 1 – Never give your political opponents freebies to use against you. That was my rule during the savings and loan debacle when we blew the whistle on the Speaker of the House, the five Senators who became known as the “Keating Five,” the White House, Vice President Bush’s office, and the head of our own agency for his cowardice in surrendering to the political extortion. Our goal was to end our leaders’ corrupt and cowardly surrender to Charles Keating, the nation’s most corrupt banker. We know that Keating hired private detectives at least twice to investigate me.