Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney has kept it quiet for a long time, but the news is now out that her husband Philip Perry is a partner at Latham and Watkins, a firm representing companies connected to China’s military.
Cheney, an anti-Trumper and one of 10 House Republicans to vote for Trump’s impeachment after Jan. 6, has served as part of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s J6 committee to further take down the former president and those supporting him.
“Perry’s firm’s work for Chinese entities and countries whose human rights abuses and authoritarian rule have troubled the U.S. for years seems to conflict with his wife’s frequent calls for America to stand up to autocratic regimes like China. The dynamic is one familiar to longtime observers of Washington, D.C.: a power couple calling out the very behavior from which they benefit,” Just the News reported.
Worse, the firm is also connected to some of the individuals involved in fabricating the Russian collusion narrative against Donald Trump in the run up to the 2016 presidential election. Michael Sussman, charged with lying to the FBI, was represented by Latham & Watkins.
And then it gets even worse. The same firm has represented the Clinton Campaign and Hillary for America. While the firm is a big one and her husband Perry might not be the one directly involved in these cases, it’s still the same company. The connection could be a bit of a conflict of interest on multiple levels, especially considering the new information that has come out against Hillary Clinton concerning her involvement in the fabrication of Russian collusion against Donald Trump.
The new information may change the discussion between Liz Cheney and the J6 committee’s efforts to take down Trump and his supporters. It’s no longer possible for Cheney to simply say she is out to support the Constitution or “protect democracy.” She has to show that there is now no conflict of interest between her actions targeted against the former president and her husband’s law firm.
Time is running out for Cheney, too. The Wyoming primary on August 16 looks to unseat her, as her own state’s party will not support her run and Trump has backed her competitor. If she loses the primary, Cheney won’t even be on the November ballot, limiting her damage to conservatives who once saw her as one of their own.
Until then, expect Cheney’s rhetoric to ramp up as she unleashes what will likely be her final months to inflict any more damage on Trump. The flip side is that Cheney will soon probably be out of office, while Trump may be about to announce his next run for office.
As some in Congress have already said, it’s Trump primary to lose. It’s his for the taking if he wants it, and he seems to desire another run for the White House. The question will be 1. Who will be his Vice President and 2. Who will he be running against? Will it be Joe Biden?
Biden may get pushed out if the midterm disaster is as bad as expected. He may finish his term, but could choose not to run again. If he doesn’t, we’re looking at Kamala Harris or another Democrat, with a possible Hillary Clinton sequel in the works.
If so, the chaos in our political world is about to jump up even higher as both sides will do everything possible to gain an advantage headed into 2024.