Since the first days of the Trump administration, Democrats have been threatening to impeach President Trump. Members of the House have introduced articles of impeachment against the president and many Democrats have used the “Impeach 45” mantra on the campaign trail. However, President Obama’s CIA Director Leon Panetta on Sunday had a blunt warning for Democrats.
When asked about Democrat impeachment efforts by Martha Raddatz on ABC, Panetta said he did not think it was a wise idea.
“As we approach the midterms, you were Chief of Staff to President Clinton before impeachment proceedings, do you think it’s wise for Democrats if they retake the House to start impeachment proceedings?” Raddatz asked. “Is it wise politically for them to do that?”
Panetta said bluntly “No not at all.”
The career bureaucrat continued, “I think the most important things that the Democrats could do is to allow Bob Mueller to complete his work. I think Bob Mueller’s report will ultimately determine whether or not there are going to be additional steps taken against the president and they ought not to get ahead of that report because that will be the key to determining what happens with future.”