Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt is sick and tired of President Trump, and he’s doing something about it.
On Sunday, Flynt will run a full-page ad in The Washington Post which offers $10 million to whoever can produce evidence that would lead to the impeachment of Trump.
— Liz Claman (@LizClaman) October 13, 2017
The very first paragraph of the ad states:
“The attempt to impeach Donald Trump will strike many as a sour-grapes plot by Democrats to overturn a legitimate election. But there is a strong case to be made that the last election was illegitimate in many ways – and that after nine tumultuous months in office, Trump has proven he’s dangerously unfit to exercise the extreme power accrued by our new ‘unitary executive.’”
Flynt also carefully enumerates the reasons he believes Trump should be impeached:
- “Obstruction of justice in the firing of FBI Director James Comey.”
- “Inciting Civil strife with his racial dog-whistling and unconscionable defense of the KKK and neo-Nazis after the Charlottesville riots.”
- “Compromising domestic and foreign policy with his massive conflicts-of-interest global business empire.”
- “Telling hundreds of bald-faced lies, and complete ignorance of world affairs.”
- “Gross nepotism and appointment of unqualified persons to high office.”
- “Sabotaging the 195-nation Paris accords to save the planet from future climate cataclysm. If that is not at least a misdemeanor, the term is meaningless.”
And Flynt admits that he realizes how traumatic impeachment could be for the country, but says he feels he has no choice but to help move the process along:
“Impeachment would be a messy, contentious affair, but the alternative – three more years of destabilizing dysfunction – is worse. Both good Democrats and good Republicans who put country over party did it before with Watergate. To succeed, impeachment requires unimpeachable evidence. That’s why I’m making this offer: Buried in Trump’s top-secret tax returns or in other records from his far-flung investments there may be a smoking gun. Did he make some financial quid pro quo with the Russians? Has the business of the United States been compromised to protect the business of the Trump empire? We need to flush everything out into the open.”
This isn’t the first time Flynt has offered to open his wallet for information on Trump. In October of 2016 he said he would pay $1 million for videos of Trump engaging in illegal or sexually demeaning behavior.
Will a $10 million bounty accomplish the goal of finally ousting Trump from office? Time will tell, but Flynt, unlike many others, is at least putting his money where his mouth is.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org