Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Preet Bharara mocked the GOP’s lead counsel for his defense of President Donald Trump during impeachment hearings on Monday.
“In August 2016, the Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S. published an op-ed in The Hill criticizing candidate Trump,” noted Republican attorney Steve Castor. “Other senior Ukrainian officials called Trump a ‘clown’ and other words.”
Castor was roundly criticized on Twitter for intoning with great pathos over the relatively mild insult from several years ago.
“Dear Mr. Castor: Calling Trump a clown is NOT foreign election interference,” Bharara tweeted. “It is a correct consensus opinion and also an insult to actual clowns.”
Dear Mr. Castor: Calling Trump a clown is