Craig Silverman, a former Denver deputy district attorney and radio talk show host, claims he was suddenly fired from his job at a Conservative radio station for criticism of President Donald Trump.
Silverman was discussing the nearly 40 Trump associates criminally indicted (six of whom have been convicted) during his talk show on Denver's 710 KNUS.
That was when he was suddenly taken off the air.
Silverman recounted the firing in a CNN interview.
Colorado lawyer Craig Silverman says he was cut off mid-show by the management for criticizing President Trump. "I… https://t.co/Y5IvYAZdQl— Reliable Sources (@Reliable Sources)1574009517.0
On Reliable Sources, Silverman said:
"While I'm talking about the association of Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Roy Cohn, right as I was making my points about that, the show went dark, the program director came in and said, 'You're done.'"
Notably, Silverman was just stating the fact that numerous people in Trump's tangled web have either been indicted or convicted.
He was inspired to call on Trump loyalists to step up in opposition after the testimony of career diplomat Marie Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine who faced a smear campaign from Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Her subsequent removal set the stage for Trump to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to publicly announce an investigation into Trump's political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump is now facing possible impeachment for the effort, with Yovanovitch's testimony boosting support for his removal.
Though Silverman's bosses didn't like what he had to say, Twitter users agreed with his efforts and decried his firing.
@ReliableSources @CNN Sounds like he simply wanted to lay out the facts. What facts no longer allowed in right wing… https://t.co/D0AdIwKMhv— Faith Shields (@Faith Shields)1574019416.0
@ReliableSources Another crack in the facade. Grateful to conservatives who step up, often at the risk of losing a… https://t.co/XwuH0U3fiD— Sally Blinn (@Sally Blinn)1574021919.0
@ReliableSources How does this radio station defend their actions? This isn’t North Korea. Americans should be extr… https://t.co/t2x6BR7XtI— ARachel (@ARachel)1574026514.0
@ReliableSources There are two takes from this: 1) Republicans are trying to build an alternative reality in the m… https://t.co/c19REwZUwP— klywilen (@klywilen)1574019529.0
@ReliableSources I don't align with @craigscolorado politically, but what happened to him is just wrong. Give the m… https://t.co/IzVrqAlgz9— 428 WTF days to go (@428 WTF days to go)1574011715.0
@ReliableSources @CNN A Republican with honesty. Wow. So rare.— Barb Dignan (@Barb Dignan)1574021950.0
@ReliableSources Bravo Craig Silverman 👏— Linda Jordan (@Linda Jordan)1574070218.0
For its part, the station insists that Silverman wasn't fired for anti-Trump statements, but because he appeared on a competing radio show.
Meanwhile, Silverman insists that his contract doesn't forbid him from appearing on any other shows.
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