PERRY: As predicted, Trump’s lies and malfeasance creates impeachable global peril

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President Donald Trump is no Harry Houdini, and there is no escaping his impeachment no matter whom he starts a war with.

Trump’s temporary respite from justice occurred because about half of Americans are either anesthetized to his cons, shockingly gullible or also on the take.

There is every reason to suspect the president had Iranian General Qassem Soleimani assassinated to create a distraction from Trump’s humiliating impeachment.

Even Trump’s GOP loyalists who cooperatively deny the president’s impeachable Ukranian shakedown balk at the administration’s increasingly indefensible claims about Soleimani’s “imminent” threat.

Trump hides behind the fact that Soleimani was a murderous thug and worthy of assassination. Adults in the room, apparently none occupying the West Wing at this point, know the world is full of murderous thugs worthy of assassination. Some of the worst on the planet are the president’s good “friends.” Kim Jong Un, Vladimir Putin, Recep Erdoğan, Mohammed bin Salman, Rodrigo Duterte headline the list of deadly criminals Trump admires and heaps praise upon. 

If you’re looking for a villain who endangers more Americans than anyone these days, look no further than Soleimani’s boss, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei. A holocaust denier, sworn enemy of America and instigator of endless Mid-East entanglements that have been lethal to Americans and others, Khamenei easily makes the list of the world’s most dangerous terrorists. While just about everyone in the free world agrees it would have been a relief had Soleimani stepped on one of the myriad IEDs he had buried to murder innocents, he was an amateur compared to some of Trump’s closest “friends.”

Instead, Trump and his loyalists have been peddling a story of “imminent” danger that has changed a few times a day for several days now. Over the weekend, Trump doubled down on his dubious claims that four U.S. embassies were about to be attacked.

But even his own staff and some congressional Republicans refuse to go along with that claim.

“I didn’t hear anything about that,” Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee said on CNN this weekend about Trump’s embassies claims. “So, that was news to me, and it certainly is not something that I recall being raised in the classified briefing.”

ABC polling late last week of Americans makes it clear the majority of the country doesn’t believe Trump. Only his most harden sycophants in Congress continue to back Trump’s hazardous fiction. 

Did Trump risk endless American lives and even more around the world by putting a hit out on Soleimani just to take the heat off his impeachment trial?  

If Perry Mason were trying this case, he’d remind the jury that Trump is a proven, unscrupulous, pathological liar. Just days before the unprecedented attack on Soleimani, Trump had been impeached by the House of Representatives. The House had found Trump unquestionably guilty of trying to extort the Ukranian government to undermine Trump’s chief political opponent, Joe Biden. 

The evidence is overwhelming that Trump committed that crime and then worked to cover it up. There have been only denials from Republicans who are either fearful of Trump’s wrath, or the wrath of his groupies.

And while Washington burns, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner fiddles with tweets about everything, anything, but Trump’s incessant and now critically dangerous lies and his impeachment.

Worn down from the Trump regime’s endless folly and smokescreens, the American public just wants to deal with what hurts most every day: spiraling health-care costs, the threat of global warming, fading retirement hopes and how to pay ever-increasing college degrees and mortgages.

Who knew it would all come to this when Trump was running for president?

Oh, yeah. We did. The Sentinel and just about every newspaper in the country warned Americans that electing Trump would be choosing disaster on endless levels.

And so here we are. Impeachment and removal anyone?

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