Some of the president's most famous critics are convinced he's "toast."
Hollywood and media stars alike are more confident than ever that President Donald Trump should and will be impeached.
The latest cries for lawmakers to start the proceedings to legally remove Trump from the Oval Office comes in response to a Buzzfeed News report citing two law enforcement sources alleging Trump directed his former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. The article dropped Thursday evening, and it was a top trend on Twitter by Friday morning.
More bombshells from the report as special prosecutor Robert Mueller continues to investigate and build a case supporting suspicions that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.
Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. “Make it happen,” the sources said Trump told Cohen.
And even as Trump told the public he had no business deals with Russia, the sources said Trump and his children Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. received regular, detailed updates about the real estate development from Cohen, whom they put in charge of the project.
Additionally, Buzzfeed reported Cohen spilled all this to Mueller's team himself, which promises to make his public testimony in front of Congress next month even more fascinating.
Patton Oswalt, Rosie O'Donnell, Alyssa Milano, David Simon and Kathy Griffin are among those who think the Buzzfeed News report is a clear sign Trump -- as Milano put it -- is "toast." Or as longtime critic O'Donnell put it Thursday night, "He is f--ked."
Former Fox News star Megyn Kelly tweeted that she considers the article Buzzfeed's finest work to date, and added, "Bottom line: IF 100% true, Trump’s in serious trouble."
Broadcast journalist icon Dan Rather has been providing thought-provoking political commentary since Trump took office, and his latest analysis casts a bleak outlook on the rest of the president's term. "If true, the Buzzfeed story is a political earthquake," he tweeted Friday morning. "Caution: we really know little; Mueller knows much. Time to be steady, let facts lead us to truth. But at almost every turn in this national nightmare, implausible has become plausable. The walls do appear to be closing in."
“The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”— ROSIE (@Rosie) January 18, 2019
US Constitution,Article II, Sect4 #IMPEACHDONALDTRUMP
Big scary brown people who want your pretty red hats and a social security number. They are working with Mueller and Pelosi and they are trying to get across the border so they can illegally vote for your president’s impeachment. Panic. Panic right now, you dumb, hating rubes. https://t.co/r35K4o0vMK— David Simon (@AoDespair) January 18, 2019
Hat tip from W. 40th Street. It ain’t your daddy’s Buzzfeed no more. https://t.co/2zI8jenByM— David Simon (@AoDespair) January 18, 2019
More bad news for Trump from Buzzfeed: He got Eric pic.twitter.com/KGTyxeSX9u— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 18, 2019
It seems Cohen’s files, communications and testimony could bring down Trump. But it should be remembered that the reason Trump gets nailed for obstruction is because, once upon a time, Stormy Daniels had the misfortune of getting nailed by Trump. What a world we live in.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 18, 2019
Many, many, lies and french fries. https://t.co/SVsgbz5Z26— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 18, 2019
He’s toast.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 18, 2019
Holy Fuckballs! Lock him up! https://t.co/C0Js1gXpbU— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 18, 2019
Thank you Senator....I'm glad you're saying this. We are facing a national emergency. https://t.co/38FAuvxFRy— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 18, 2019
IMPEACH AND CONVICT THE MOTHERFUCKER— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 18, 2019
We can now add suborning perjury to the long list of Donald Trump’s criminality. How many more crimes does this childish entitled ignorant narcissistic moronic unstable pathological liar have to commit before Mitch McConnell grows even one ball?— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 18, 2019
“Cohen's testimony marks a significant new frontier: It is the first known example of Trump explicitly telling a subordinate to lie directly about his own dealings with Russia.”— andy lassner (@andylassner) January 18, 2019
If true, the Buzzfeed story is a political earthquake. Caution: we really know little; Mueller knows much. Time to be steady, let facts lead us to truth. But at almost every turn in this national nightmare, implausible has become plausable. The walls do appear to be closing in.— Dan Rather (@DanRather) January 18, 2019
Smartest thing I’ve read so far on Buzzfeed story. Bottom line: IF 100% true, Trump’s in serious trouble; but smart move is to wait & see - Mueller saying these things is one thing; Buzzfeed based on anon sources who didn’t share their “proof” is another. https://t.co/LHXkv7lWUx— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) January 18, 2019
Nixon was literally impeached for thishttps://t.co/d4xaqg7vrC— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 18, 2019