Former President Bill Clinton, who is a member of a very small club of U.S. presidents who have been impeached, seemingly offered President Donald Trump a bit of advice during a CNN phone-in interview on Thursday.
According to Daily Wire, Clinton essentially told Trump to let his administration handle the bulk of the impeachment-related things while he continues to serve the American people as the president.
“My message would be, look, you got hired to do a job,” Clinton said. “You don’t get the days back you blow off. Every day is an opportunity to make something good happen. And I would say, ‘I’ve got lawyers and staff people handling this impeachment inquiry, and they should just have at it.’ Meanwhile, I’m going to work for the American people. That’s what I would do.”
Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives for obstruction of justice after his affair with Monica Lewinsky was brought to light, but was later acquitted by the U.S. Senate.
Trump’s impeachment inquiry kicked off this week on Wednesday, with the televised testimony from two witnesses, both of whom are U.S. diplomats, who were called to testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee, chaired by Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff.
Republicans on the House Intel panel ripped into Democrats during the hearing, accusing the witnesses testimony of being invalid because their accounts were hearsay and second-hand knowledge of what happened during a July 25 phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president.
Former President Bill Clinton said the House Democrats' impeachment probe shouldn't prevent President Trump from working with Dems on issues such as gun control. His comments came hours after a deadly shooting at a high school in Santa Clarita, California. https://t.co/tbskCHcBxH
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The president continued to slam House Democrats for the impeachment process, which he has repeatedly labeled as a “sham” and America’s greatest “witch hunt” through his various social media channels.