Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says in her new memoir that senior advisers Rex Tillerson and John Kelly tried to recruit her to “save the country” by “undermining and ignoring” Trump.
Seditious senior advisors sought to undermine Trump
In her new book titled “With All Due Respect,” Nikki Haley recalls a private conversation in which she says former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly pulled her aside to confide in her in hopes of trying to recruit her to undermine President Donald Trump.
“Kelly and Tillerson confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country,’ Haley wrote, according to an excerpt of the book obtained by The Washington Post.
“It was their decisions, not the president’s, that were in the best interests of America, they said. The president didn’t know what he was doing.”
Haley said in an interview with CBS’s Nora O’Donnell that the two men “confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country.”
“Tillerson went on to tell me the reason he resisted the president’s decisions was because, if he didn’t, people would die,” Haley added.
“It should’ve been, ‘Go tell the president what your differences are, and quit if you don’t like what he’s doing. But to undermine a president is really a very dangerous thing. And it goes against the Constitution, and it goes against what the American people want. And it was offensive.”
Schiff rejects requests by Republicans to have Ukraine whistleblower testify
House intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff refused a request for the Ukraine whistleblower to testify in a letter sent to Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (D-CA).
Schiff said the committee would not “will not facilitate efforts by President Trump and his allies in Congress to threaten, intimidate and retaliate against the whistleblower who courageously raised the initial alarm… the whistleblower has a right under laws championed by this committee to remain anonymous and to be protected from harm.”
According to the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which is known as the “confrontation clause,” it says: “in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right… to be confronted with the witnesses against him.”
However, legal experts say that the right to confront accusers does not apply to impeachment, and differs from criminal proceedings.