The Republican-controlled Senate acquitted President Donald Trump two weeks ago in the impeachment trial.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff led the Democrats impeachment inquiry and hearings, and he did a fantastic job proving Democrats had no case at all.
But after one of Schiff’s star witnesses in the impeachment witch hunt got exposed, Trump is giving them the boot.
As noted by the New York Post, the White House has pulled the nomination of Elaine McCusker to be the Pentagon’s comptroller and chief financial officer.
McCusker refused a direct order from Trump to delay sending about $250 million in military aid to Ukraine.
Schiff highlighted McCucker’s emails in the Senate impeachment trial during his opening statement, calling her “courageous” and saying she’s “proof” that Trump should have been impeached.
Her internal emails were mysteriously leaked in January just days before Trump’s Senate trial began.
“This administration needs people who are committed to implementing the president’s agenda, specifically on foreign policy, and not trying to thwart it,” a White House official told The Post.
The Post reported:
In emails published ahead of Trump’s trial, McCusker repeatedly prodded the White House budget office, arguing that stalling too long would prevent the funds from being spent by the end of the fiscal year in violation of the law.
The White House budget office specified that planning to dispense the funds was allowed during the period of the Trump-ordered hold, which ended on Sept. 11.
Budget official Michael Duffey wrote to McCusker: “If you are unable to obligate the funds, it will have been DoD’s decision that cause any impoundment of funds.”
McCusker responded in a leaked email: “You can’t be serious. I am speechless.”
— Steve Martinson (@SteveMartinson9) February 13, 2020
Trump has been cleaning house since he was acquitted by the Senate two weeks ago.
William Taylor, who led the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and was a key impeachment witness, has officially been replaced.
During the impeachment hearings, it was revealed that Taylor has suspicious and concerning ties to the same Ukrainian gas company at the center of the Biden-Ukraine scandal.
Taylor has a close relationship with the Atlantic Council think tank and previously wrote Ukraine policy pieces with the organization’s director and analysis articles published by the Council.
The Atlantic Council is funded by and works in partnership with Burisma, the natural gas company at the center of allegations regarding Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
Taylor, Schiff, and other congressional officials took a trip to Ukraine together after the so-called whistleblower officially filed his August 12 complaint.
Burisma — the corrupt gas company who paid Hunter Biden $50,000 a month while his father, Joe, served as vice president — is a key financial backer of the Atlantic Council.
So Taylor has been connected to the think tank for nearly a decade. And the think tank has been heavily invested and partnered with the Ukrainian gas company Burisma for even longer.
Now that he has been fully acquitted, the president is back to draining the swamp.