Former Trump Organization Vice President Barbara Res on Sunday predicted that President Donald Trump will resign or make a deal during the impeachment process, rather than face possible removal because he “does a lot to save face.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump late last month after news reports revealed that a whistleblower filed a formal complaint accusing the president of soliciting foreign assistance to probe his domestic political rival.
A July phone call between Trump and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky is at the heart of the whistleblower complaint and impeachment inquiry. A partial transcript of the conversation, released by the White House, proved that Trump did urge Zelensky to probe the family of his 2020 rival former Vice President Joe Biden.
During her appearance on CNN earlier today, host Brian Stelter asked the former Trump Organization executive whether she believes the president is “unfit for office.” “I do yes,” Res responded, “but I thought that when he was running and not necessarily for the mental reasons that they talk about, but because he didn’t have the experience. Lots of different things.”
When asked by Stelter how she sees the impeachment inquiry ending, Res predicted that Trump would resign or make a deal in order to avoid being impeached.
“I think that he does a lot of things to save face,” she explained. “I could give you examples, but we don’t have time. But there are some things he can’t control and he’s not at the point where he can control this, he can’t do anything about this.”
“It would be very, very, very bad for him to be impeached,” Res added. “I don’t know that he would be found guilty, but I don’t think he wants to be impeached. I think that’s what this panic is about. My gut tells me he’ll leave office, he’ll resign, or make a deal even, depending on what comes out.”
Since the impeachment proceedings were launched, Trump and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani have crafted numerous narratives about their innocence while asserting that they did not commit any wrongdoing.
During an appearance on Fox News on Sunday, Giuliani told host Howard Kurtz that Trump did “nothing wrong” in asking Ukraine to investigate Biden. “I mean, the fact is, the president of the United States has every right to ask countries to help us in a criminal investigation that should be undertaken,” he insisted.
Trump and Giuliani have also aggressively urged Americans to focus on a different scandal: Biden allegedly using his political position to benefit his son’s business interests. The unsubstantiated claims, which have been debunked by numerous news outlets, accuses Biden of removing a Ukraine prosecutor in 2016 to benefit his family.
Fans Celebrate #HOV50 and Share Favorite Jay Z Lyrics on Music Mogul’s 50th Birthday
In honor of Jay-Z’s 50th birthday, fans all across the globe flooded social media with warm messages of love and support.The hashtag #HOV50 began to trend early in the morning on Twitter on Wednesday as a result of the many well wishes from the longtime rappers’ fans.Fans opened up on some of their most memorable…
In honor of Jay-Z’s 50th birthday, fans all across the globe flooded social media with warm messages of love and support.
The hashtag #HOV50 began to trend early in the morning on Twitter on Wednesday as a result of the many well wishes from the longtime rappers’ fans.
Fans opened up on some of their most memorable moments involving the music mogul—whose birth name is Shawn Carter but is commonly referred to by fans as Hov, short for Hova. They also posted messages of the many ways Jay-Z has inspired them, including with hundreds of photos, gifs and video clips of him in action.
Many people used the Brooklyn native’s birthday to reflect on his work over the last three decades, listing their favorite albums, songs and guest features from the rapper.
Album rankings weren’t the only way fans recognized Jay-Z on his 50th birthday. Several people took to Twitter to commemorate the award-winning lyricist by sharing their favorite verses ever rapped by him. Classic Jay-Z lines from chart-toppers like “Hard Knock Life,” “Song Cry,” “Say Hello,” and his guest feature on Kanye West’s “Diamonds From Sierra Leone” were spotted on Twitter timelines.
Meanwhile, some fans said they’d celebrate Jay-Z’s birthday by listening to his lengthy discography all day long.
Jay-Z made listening to his catalog a whole lot easier for some of his fans when he re-released his entire catalog of music again on Spotify.
The Roc Nation founder removed much of his work from the platform in April 2017 to the dismay of many loyal listeners just ahead of the release of his latest album, 4:44.
At the time the move seemed like a ploy to get fans to subscribe to TIDAL, the music streaming service he owns and operates. Now, Spotify users will get to listen to all of Jay-Z’s albums and songs ranging from his 1996 debut Reasonable Doubt and so-called career retirement project The Black Album in 2003, his 2011 Watch the Throne collaboration album with West and several other staples.
Since he first emerged on the rap scene in the 1990s, fans have admired and praised Jay-Z for his many punchlines, thought-provoking lyrics and masterful storytelling. A natural wordsmith, he has kept listeners fascinated and moved with his ability to flow over a beat with grace and pizzaz—not to mention the fact that he creates hit after hit without writing his lyrics down.
It’s a long-known fact Jay-Z doesn’t write his albums but rather hits the studio with a few words already in mind before he jumps on a track. That habit sparked a number of younger singers and rappers following in his footsteps by not pre-writing lyrics to their songs.
“It just felt better [the way I do it now],” he said during a 2007 interview with MTV News. “In my mind, I said, ‘OK, I’m gonna sit down and I’m [going to] just write it and really do this thing a certain way.’ But your natural process is your process. It’s difficult to go back to what you was doing when you was 15, 16 years old. My process is different now. It sounds great on paper, like ‘I’m [going to] sit down, I’m going to write the entire album like I did before.’ But once you get back in the studio and you’ve been doing this process for years and years now, so it just felt natural to do it the way I’ve been doing it: no paper, no pen, just listen to the music.”
See more of how fans are celebrating Jay-Z’s birthday below.