Editor-in-chief of Forbes Media Steve Forbes was recently interviewed by CNBC in India about the current impeachment proceedings and the investigation being carried out by Attorney General Bill Barr.
Steve told the interviewer that impeachment will not happen and then fired off a warning to Democrats for 2020.
“Impeachment is not gonna happen. They are doing it for political purposes… The thing to watch for is what our Attorney General in the US is doing, Attorney General Barr is going to be releasing in the next few weeks in terms of his investigations on what was happening with the CIA, the FBI, and certain White House officials leading up to the 2016 election and afterwards… A lot of bad things were done. That’s going to dominate the news. It is a big scandal coming. And it’s going to take all this other stuff off the pages.”
Forbes is speaking about the criminal investigation being prosecuted by Connecticut attorney John Durham and overseen by Barr.
Barr revealed last week that Durham’s probe had shifted from an administrative review into a criminal investigation. Durham now has the ability to impanel a grand jury and subpoena witnesses.
“We’ll let the chips fall where they may,” Barr said praising Durham’s 35-year record of being bipartisan. In the rare public interview, the Barr backed up John Durham saying that the prosecutor from Connecticut is “a by-the-book kind of guy. He’s thorough and fair. And I’m confident he’s going to get to the bottom of things. I understand he’s making great progress.”
Steve Forbes has previously said positive things about Trump. He was a two-time GOP presidential candidate.
“This election is Donald Trump’s to lose,” Forbes told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” back in 2016. He said Americans don’t really want to vote for Clinton at the time because her presidency would effectively be a “third term” of President Obama.
Steve Forbes has worth an estimated $430 million and is a prolific author and has long been active in Republican politics. He is the son of Malcolm Forbes who founded the magazine in 1917.
The House has approved rules for the Trump impeachment probe into President Donald Trump on Thursday. The vote showed a house divided.
Thursday’s near party-line 232-196 roll call was the House of Representatives first vote on the process that will take months.