This is a great moment, courtesy of the disappointment of the ladies of The View. They want an impeachment so bad they can taste it. Unfortunately they were barking up the wrong tree when they tried to get Donald Rumsfeld to join the chorus.
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NewsBusters has the story:
Host Joy Behar listed what she saw as the similarities between the two investigations and prodded Rumsfeld to agree. But he dismissed Behar’s paranoid comparison, calling it “a stretch.”
Here’s the exchange.
JOY BEHAR: I see some similarities right now going on. There was a break-in in the Watergate complex. In this case, there was a Russian break-in on the internet. Similar, no? There are other things I have here. There are many similarities. He fired, what’s his name? He fired Archibald Cox, the lead investigator. Trump fired his lead investigator, Comey.
DONALD RUMSFELD: I think drawing those — suggesting that we’re at a point that approximates Watergate I think is a stretch.
BEHAR: Don, I really believe this is worse. The Russian interference—We have a foreign nation interfering with our election. You don’t think that’s unbelievably sad for this country?
BILA: That’s scary.
HOSTIN: There is an investigation going on. If he is found to have coll–
RUMSFELD: And we’ll find out what the investigation proves but we don’t know the answer.
HOSTIN: If it’s true, should he be impeached?
RUMSFELD: If it’s true? What is ‘it?’
HOSTIN: If his administration colluded with the Russians to win this election should he be impeached?
RUMSFELD: I haven’t seen any evidence that they have colluded–
BEHAR: If if if!!
RUMSFELD: Why would I want to ‘if’ that?
HOSTIN: Hypothetically, Secretary.
RUMSFELD: Why would you want to engage in hypotheticals?
HOSTIN: Because it could become reality.
RUMSFELD: This man was elected President of the United States. There is an investigation on the subject you have cited, which is perfectly appropriate. Every administration has investigations.
HOSTIN: And a special prosecutor.
RUMSFELD: Nothing has been concluded, but I have a sense you may be jumping to conclusions.