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A former member of the Trump administration has some mild critical words for her old boss, but disapproves of Congress's efforts to prosecute him. It is not a good practice for us to ever seek a foreign country for an American – referring to President Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice-President Joe Biden, his potential adversary for 2020.
But she added: "I do not think it is incontestable.
Haley, who served from 2017 to 2018, has written a book about her time as an ambassador – With all due respect: Defending America with grit and grace.
In the interview, said she, it is "arrogant" of the Congress to try to accuse Trump before an election year. "Did the Ukrainians request an investigation? No, "said Haley," did the President stop the help? He released them as he should, "she said, so there was no" smoking weapon "in her view.
Haley called impeachment an abstraction:
" The American people should decide what is right and wrong holds. For the Congress or [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and [Senate Minority Leader Chuck] Schumer to sit there and say that they will decide that for the American people is simply wrong.
Haley criticized the anonymous author of the upcoming book A Warning, continued selling November 19, purporting to be an inside report on the White House, and outlining an alleged effort by Trump Haley called the author cowardly and said she was never involved in a conversation "that whispered anything at all about the 25th Amendment." She said she had "several conversations and Debates before the president "witnessed, adding that" at the end of the day the president decides, and if he does and you can not live with it, then resign. "
What's more, Haley said," it There's no way anyone believes Mike Pence has ever considered replacing "the president."
Not to mention that there were not enough intrigues in the back room in the White House, Haley said there were people in there n the Trump administration, "who tried to undermine the president," referring in particular to the then Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson and the then White House chief of staff, John Kelly. Haley said they "tried to recruit me and said they were trying to save the country and that if they did nothing, people would die."
But Haley said it was not that they were worried about "making a rogue president that was out of control", but rather political differences they had with Trump, including the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement and the Iranian nuclear deal and the transfer of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
NPR has contacted Kelly and Tillerson for a comment.
Haley said the message was "one in which they said the sky would fall". But, as Haley noted, the message has been mislaid and "the sky is still up there".
And Haley, who said she "loved every second" to be an ambassador to the UN, does not hide her contempt for Washington. or at least 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. She said that if she visited the White House, "I could not return to New York fast enough" because it was poisonous, political and trashy [the White House].
Haley said she had left her UN post because she was fed up after eight years there and the previous six years as Governor of South Carolina (she was the first governor of the state and its first Indian-American) Persevere for years around the clock and worried about spending more time with her family.
Haley said she will campaign for Trump's re-election in 2020 and have no political plans beyond that She's running for everything now and planning to take it "one year at a time".