Maxine Waters is a magnet for scandal and controversy.
But she may have just made the biggest mistake of her life.
That’s because all hell is breaking loose after Waters went on TV and created this national crisis.
Waters is now the chair of the Financial Services Committee.
This perch allows Waters to make good on her election season promise to impeach both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
And in one of her first TV interviews since seizing power, Waters revealed she intends to press forward on impeachment related inquiries.
Waters appeared on MSNBC’s ‘AM Joy’ program and host Joy Reid asked Waters whether Robert Mueller exposing the Buzzfeed story about Trump directing Michael Cohen to lie under oath as fake news had “cooled down” any impeachment talk.
“Not so much. I think when we take a look at what Mueller said – he did not say for example that it is an absolute lie that it is absolutely not true.” Waters rambled. “The way he framed it, it made it sound as if there were some problems with the way that Buzzfeed did it, but it did not absolutely close out the possibility that what Buzzfeed is saying has a lot of truth to it. So we have got to wait until it unfolds.”
But the truth is, Mueller’s office did say that what Buzzfeed reported was a lie and that there was no truth to the story whatsoever.
The Washington Post reported:
People familiar with the matter said after BuzzFeed published its story — which was attributed to “two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter” — the special counsel’s office reviewed evidence to determine if there were any documents or witness interviews like those described, reaching out to those they thought might have a stake in the case.
They found none, these people said.
Telling a lie on national television gave Waters no pause.
In fact, she went on to spin the fake news Buzzfeed story as a positive because it reignited the talk of impeachment all across the fake news media.
“I’m so pleased that people are having the courage to at least say the word impeachment,” Waters began.
The California Democrat continued, “As you have said, I have talked about it for a long time. I think it’s inevitable. Everything I’ve seen about this President whether it as everything I have seen with collusion or obstruction of justice, with his lies, with so many things that he has done, I certainly think that he qualifies for impeachment.”
Waters did not just talk the talk.
She followed up her threats with action.
On Wednesday, Waters and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced plans to investigate Trump’s relationship with Deutsche Bank.
Anti-Trump conspiracy theorists believe the Russians laundered money through Deutsche Bank as payment for election related collusion in 2016.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.