The main Trump super-PAC is covering up its own role in the impeachment scandal. - 2020-01-24
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The number-one super-PAC for Donald Trump, which is expected to raise tens of millions of dollars to help re-elect him this year, has come up with a nifty fundraising gimmick: the "Witch Hunt Timeline". This interactive chronology supposedly details "the road to a sham impeachment" to show how a phony Russia scandal turned into a phony Ukraine scandal that turned into a phony impeachment. But this is a highly selective timeline, and in a bout of Trump-sized chutzpah, America First Action leaves out at least one crucial episode: its own role in the Ukraine scandal.
In a fear-mongering email seeking donations, the super-PAC claims that Trump is a victim of a nefarious and wide-ranging plot, insisting that "federal law enforcement officers, intelligence agencies, and government bureaucrats engaged in a shocking effort to influence the 2016 election, crush the Trump campaign, and cripple our elected president." The timeline, it asserts, "follows the genesis and development of the deep state's Witch Hunt against President Donald J. Trump, a monstrous conspiracy against the American people and the American system of government." Yeah, that again—and it's part of another rightwing buck-raking scam.