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HELLO, ARI.>>HELLO.>>HELLO. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AFTER A DAY OF MAJOR CLASHES IN AFTER A DAY OF MAJOR CLASHES IN THIS IMPEACHMENT PROBE ON THIS IMPEACHMENT PROBE ON CAPITOL HILL, TENSIONS RISING CAPITOL HILL, TENSIONS RISING AFTER WHAT COULD ONLY BE AFTER WHAT COULD ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS A BLOCKBUSTER DESCRIBED AS A BLOCKBUSTER TESTIMONY FROM A DIPLOMAT TESTIMONY FROM A DIPLOMAT DETAILING THE SITUATION. DETAILING THE SITUATION. BILL TAYLOR SERVED PRESIDENTS IN BILL TAYLOR SERVED PRESIDENTS IN BOTH APPEARS AND DREW A DIRECT BOTH APPEARS AND DREW A DIRECT LINE BETWEEN TRUMP AND THE LINE BETWEEN TRUMP AND THE SCHEME TO DENY MILITARY AID TO SCHEME TO DENY MILITARY AID TO UKRAINE IN EXCHANGE FOR A PROBE UKRAINE IN EXCHANGE FOR A PROBE OF DONALD TRUMP’S RIVALS. OF DONALD TRUMP’S RIVALS. MOUNTING EVIDENCE TEEING UP, MOUNTING EVIDENCE TEEING UP, QUOTE, A VERY DARK MOMENT FOR QUOTE, A VERY DARK MOMENT FOR THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE. THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE. THAT’S THE VIEW NOT FROM THAT’S THE VIEW NOT FROM DEMOCRATS OR CRITICS BUT RATHER DEMOCRATS OR CRITICS BUT RATHER A SOURCE CLOSE TO MITCH A SOURCE CLOSE TO MITCH McCONNELL. McCONNELL. HOW DARK IS THIS STORM ROLLING HOW DARK IS THIS STORM ROLLING IN AFTER THAT TESTIMONY AND AS IN AFTER THAT TESTIMONY AND AS THIS EVIDENCE ACCRUES? THIS EVIDENCE ACCRUES? HERE IS A RULE OF THUMB IN HERE IS A RULE OF THUMB IN WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON. IF YOU THINK THE NEWS HELPS YOU, IF YOU THINK THE NEWS HELPS YOU, YOU LEAN INTO IT. YOU LEAN INTO IT. IF YOU THINK IT HURTS BUT IS IF YOU THINK IT HURTS BUT IS FUNDAMENTALLY DEBATABLE, YOU FUNDAMENTALLY DEBATABLE, YOU DEBATE IT. DEBATE IT. THEY’RE ALL POLITICIANS, RIGHT? THEY’RE ALL POLITICIANS, RIGHT? BUT IF YOU FIND THERE’S NO REAL BUT IF YOU FIND THERE’S NO REAL WAY TO DEBATE IT OR TO REBUT IT WAY TO DEBATE IT OR TO REBUT IT OR TO SPIN IT OUT LOUD, THEN OR TO SPIN IT OUT LOUD, THEN RUN. RUN.>>ANY REACTION TO BILL TAYLOR’S>>ANY REACTION TO BILL TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY YESTERDAY? TESTIMONY YESTERDAY? DO YOU THINK IT’S DAMAGING FOR DO YOU THINK IT’S DAMAGING FOR THE PRESIDENT? THE PRESIDENT? ANY REACTION TO BILL TAYLOR’S ANY REACTION TO BILL TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY? TESTIMONY?>>WELL, I AM ALMOST LATE FOR MY>>WELL, I AM ALMOST LATE FOR MY OWN HEARING. OWN HEARING.>>ANY REACTION TO BILL TAYLOR’S>>ANY REACTION TO BILL TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY YESTERDAY? TESTIMONY YESTERDAY?>>I’M DONE.>>I’M DONE.>>THERE YOU HAVE IT.>>THERE YOU HAVE IT. TODAY, THAT’S HOW SOME TODAY, THAT’S HOW SOME REPUBLICAN SENATORS GREETED JUST REPUBLICAN SENATORS GREETED JUST STRAIGHTFORWARD QUESTIONS ABOUT STRAIGHTFORWARD QUESTIONS ABOUT AMBASSADOR TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY. AMBASSADOR TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY. NOTE THEY DIDN’T SAY HE WAS NOTE THEY DIDN’T SAY HE WAS WRONG OR PART OF A SMEAR WRONG OR PART OF A SMEAR CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN. THEY JUST LET IT BE. THEY JUST LET IT BE. AND THAT MAY HAVE BEEN PRUDENT. AND THAT MAY HAVE BEEN PRUDENT. WHEN THE NEWS IS ROUGH, THE ONLY WHEN THE NEWS IS ROUGH, THE ONLY OTHER THING WE TEND TO SEE IN OTHER THING WE TEND TO SEE IN POLITICS, THE OTHER THING THAT POLITICS, THE OTHER THING THAT PEOPLE DO IS SILENTLY RUNNING PEOPLE DO IS SILENTLY RUNNING AWAY AND LETTING IT SIT IS TRY AWAY AND LETTING IT SIT IS TRY TO SHUT DOWN THE WHOLE PROCESS. TO SHUT DOWN THE WHOLE PROCESS. AND THAT’S THE OTHER HEADLINE. AND THAT’S THE OTHER HEADLINE. YOU’RE LOOKING AT A WHOLE GROUP YOU’RE LOOKING AT A WHOLE GROUP ORGANIZED OF HOUSE REPUBLICANS, ORGANIZED OF HOUSE REPUBLICANS, WHO WENT TO DO SOMETHING PRETTY WHO WENT TO DO SOMETHING PRETTY UNUSUAL. UNUSUAL. THEY BASICALLY TRIED TO PROTEST THEY BASICALLY TRIED TO PROTEST OR SHUT DOWN OR BREAK THE RULES OR SHUT DOWN OR BREAK THE RULES OR DO A DIRECT ACTION, WHATEVER OR DO A DIRECT ACTION, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT. YOU WANT TO CALL IT. AND THAT WILL BE DEBATED, TOO. AND THAT WILL BE DEBATED, TOO. BUT THEY JOINED TOGETHER TO BUT THEY JOINED TOGETHER TO CRASH AND STOP THE FACT-FINDING CRASH AND STOP THE FACT-FINDING DEPOSITION OF A TOP PENTAGON DEPOSITION OF A TOP PENTAGON OFFICIAL. OFFICIAL.>>BY GOLLY, IF THEY’RE GOING TO>>BY GOLLY, IF THEY’RE GOING TO DO IT, DO IT IN PUBLIC! DO IT, DO IT IN PUBLIC! WE DEMAND OPEN PROCEEDINGS. WE DEMAND OPEN PROCEEDINGS. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE NOTHING LESS. NOTHING LESS.>>WE’RE GOING TO GO AND SEE IF>>WE’RE GOING TO GO AND SEE IF WE CAN GET INSIDE. WE CAN GET INSIDE. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN GET IN. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN GET IN.>>LET’S SEE IF WE CAN GET IN.>>LET’S SEE IF WE CAN GET IN. I MEAN, WE WORK HERE. I MEAN, WE WORK HERE. WE KNOW THE RULES BUT LET’S SEE WE KNOW THE RULES BUT LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE BREAK OUR WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE BREAK OUR OWN RULES. OWN RULES. TRUMP ALLIES YOU SEE THERE FROM TRUMP ALLIES YOU SEE THERE FROM CONGRESS TRIED TO STORM THE CONGRESS TRIED TO STORM THE HEARING. HEARING. THEY ACTUALLY USED FORCE THEY ACTUALLY USED FORCE EFFECTIVELY TO OVERWHELM WHAT IS EFFECTIVELY TO OVERWHELM WHAT IS A SECURE LOCATION. A SECURE LOCATION. AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW, IF YOU AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW, IF YOU WATCH THE NEWS THIS IS DONE IN A WATCH THE NEWS THIS IS DONE IN A PARTICULAR WAY WHEN IT INVOLVES PARTICULAR WAY WHEN IT INVOLVES INTELLIGENCE. INTELLIGENCE. IT’S A CLOSED DOOR MEETING IN A IT’S A CLOSED DOOR MEETING IN A CLASSIFIED, PROTECTED ROOM. CLASSIFIED, PROTECTED ROOM. AND WHAT YOU GOT TODAY WAS AND WHAT YOU GOT TODAY WAS BASICALLY REPUBLICANS TRYING TO BASICALLY REPUBLICANS TRYING TO BLOCK THEIR OWN BRANCH OF BLOCK THEIR OWN BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT’S WORK MOMENTARILY, GOVERNMENT’S WORK MOMENTARILY, TO TRY TO BLOCK THE GATHERING OF TO TRY TO BLOCK THE GATHERING OF EVIDENCE. EVIDENCE. NOW, UNDER THE RULES, ONLY THE NOW, UNDER THE RULES, ONLY THE MEMBERS OF THE ACTUAL RELEVANT MEMBERS OF THE ACTUAL RELEVANT COMMITTEES ARE ALLOWED IN. COMMITTEES ARE ALLOWED IN. NOW THOSE OTHER REPUBLICAN NOW THOSE OTHER REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS YOU SAW, THEY BARGED OFFICIALS YOU SAW, THEY BARGED IN ANYWAY, AND SOME BROKE A IN ANYWAY, AND SOME BROKE A WHOLLY ADDITIONAL SECURITY RULE WHOLLY ADDITIONAL SECURITY RULE BECAUSE THEY BROUGHT IN THEIR BECAUSE THEY BROUGHT IN THEIR PHONES, WHICH YOU CAN’T DO. PHONES, WHICH YOU CAN’T DO. OTHERS TRIED TO MAKE A MOCKERY OTHERS TRIED TO MAKE A MOCKERY OF THEIR OWN HOUSE BY ORDERING OF THEIR OWN HOUSE BY ORDERING PIZZA AND CHICK-FIL-A PIZZA AND CHICK-FIL-A SANDWICHES. SANDWICHES. THIS IS HOW WE LIVE NOW. THIS IS HOW WE LIVE NOW. BUT THIS IS, OF COURSE, A MOMENT BUT THIS IS, OF COURSE, A MOMENT AREA MANEUVER. AREA MANEUVER. IT’S A DESPERATE GASP OF A DAY. IT’S A DESPERATE GASP OF A DAY. IT DOESN’T CHANGE OR STOP THE IT DOESN’T CHANGE OR STOP THE UNLAWFUL IMPEACHMENT PROBE. UNLAWFUL IMPEACHMENT PROBE. I DO WANT TO MENTION SOMETHING. I DO WANT TO MENTION SOMETHING. WE ALWAYS TRY TO GET ALL OF IT WE ALWAYS TRY TO GET ALL OF IT IN HERE, ALL THE FACTS. IN HERE, ALL THE FACTS. THERE ARE REPUBLICAN SS WHO ARGU THERE ARE REPUBLICAN SS WHO ARGU THAT THE HEARING SHOULD BE OPEN THAT THE HEARING SHOULD BE OPEN AND THERE MAY BE MERITS TO THAT AND THERE MAY BE MERITS TO THAT ARGUMENT BUT THEY DON’T GET TO ARGUMENT BUT THEY DON’T GET TO MAKE THAT CALL IN THE CURRENT MAKE THAT CALL IN THE CURRENT CONGRESS BECAUSE THE UNITED CONGRESS BECAUSE THE UNITED STATES HOUSE IS WON BY THE PARTY STATES HOUSE IS WON BY THE PARTY THAT WON MORE SEATS AND MANY THAT WON MORE SEATS AND MANY TOPICS ARE COVERED IN CLOSED TOPICS ARE COVERED IN CLOSED HEARINGS AND MANY REPUBLICANS HEARINGS AND MANY REPUBLICANS DOING THESE STUNTS TODAY, THEY DOING THESE STUNTS TODAY, THEY KNOW THAT, BECAUSE WHEN THEY RAN KNOW THAT, BECAUSE WHEN THEY RAN THESE COMMITTEES THEY ALSO HAD THESE COMMITTEES THEY ALSO HAD SECURE, PRIVATE HEARINGS. SECURE, PRIVATE HEARINGS. WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT THE WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT THE SUBSTANCE OF AMBASSADOR TAYLOR’S SUBSTANCE OF AMBASSADOR TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY THAT LED TO THIS TESTIMONY THAT LED TO THIS DIRECT ACTION, IF YOU WANT TO DIRECT ACTION, IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT? CALL IT THAT? HERE WAS ONE OF THE VERY HERE WAS ONE OF THE VERY REPUBLICAN PROTEST LEADERS REPUBLICAN PROTEST LEADERS TODAY, WHO LED THIS WHOLE THING TODAY, WHO LED THIS WHOLE THING ACTUALLY CONFRONTED BY REPORTERS ACTUALLY CONFRONTED BY REPORTERS ASKING ABOUT THE TESTIMONY. ASKING ABOUT THE TESTIMONY.>>MR. BROOKS, MR. BROOKS, THE>>MR. BROOKS, MR. BROOKS, THE OPENING STATEMENT SAYS VERY OPENING STATEMENT SAYS VERY CLEARLY THIS IS NOT — CLEARLY THIS IS NOT –>>THE OPENING STATEMENT DOESN’T>>THE OPENING STATEMENT DOESN’T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE. MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE.>>LET ME FINISH WHAT I’M>>LET ME FINISH WHAT I’M SAYING. SAYING.>>YOU SHOULD NOT BE RELYING ON>>YOU SHOULD NOT BE RELYING ON IT. IT.>>I’M ASKING ABOUT THE>>I’M ASKING ABOUT THE SUBSTANCE OF WHAT HE SAID. SUBSTANCE OF WHAT HE SAID.>>IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY>>IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE. DIFFERENCE. WE DON’T KNOW WHETHER WHAT HE WE DON’T KNOW WHETHER WHAT HE SAID IS TRUE OR NOT. SAID IS TRUE OR NOT.>>I TURN NOW TO MAYA WILEY,>>I TURN NOW TO MAYA WILEY, MATT MILLER. MATT MILLER. GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY. GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY. I WANT TO START WITH MATT. I WANT TO START WITH MATT. YOU DEALT WITH SOME OF THESE YOU DEALT WITH SOME OF THESE COMMITTEES UNDER BOTH PARTIES’ COMMITTEES UNDER BOTH PARTIES’ CONTROL. CONTROL. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF, A, AMBASSADOR SIGNIFICANCE OF, A, AMBASSADOR TAYLOR SETTING OFF SOMETHING SO TAYLOR SETTING OFF SOMETHING SO LETHAL YESTERDAY THAT WE SHOWED LETHAL YESTERDAY THAT WE SHOWED THE SENATORS NOT WANTING TO THE SENATORS NOT WANTING TO ADDRESS IT AT ALL, THE PRESIDENT ADDRESS IT AT ALL, THE PRESIDENT DISTRACTING WITH HIS RACIAL DISTRACTING WITH HIS RACIAL INCENDIARY REMARKS, AND THIS INCENDIARY REMARKS, AND THIS SPECTACLE TODAY? SPECTACLE TODAY? ? ? WHAT HAPPENED TODAY WAS THE WHAT HAPPENED TODAY WAS THE DIRECT REACTION TO AMBASSADOR DIRECT REACTION TO AMBASSADOR TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY YESTERDAY. TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY YESTERDAY. THE TESTIMONY THAT HE CAME AND THE TESTIMONY THAT HE CAME AND GAVE IS THE KIND OF TESTIMONY GAVE IS THE KIND OF TESTIMONY THAT ULTIMATELY CAN BE FATAL TO THAT ULTIMATELY CAN BE FATAL TO THE PRESIDENT. THE PRESIDENT. IT WAS THE LAST PIECE OF THE IT WAS THE LAST PIECE OF THE PUZZLE. PUZZLE. WE’VE SEEN DIRECT EVIDENCE OF WE’VE SEEN DIRECT EVIDENCE OF THE ABUSE OF POWER, PRESSURING THE ABUSE OF POWER, PRESSURING THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT. THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT. WE’VE ALREADY SEEN DIRECT WE’VE ALREADY SEEN DIRECT EVIDENCE OF THE COVER-UP. EVIDENCE OF THE COVER-UP. THIS WAS THE FINAL PIECE, DIRECT THIS WAS THE FINAL PIECE, DIRECT EVIDENCE THAT THE PRESIDENT HAD EVIDENCE THAT THE PRESIDENT HAD WHEN WOULD SECURITY ASSISTANCE WHEN WOULD SECURITY ASSISTANCE TO GET THESE INVESTIGATIONS TO GET THESE INVESTIGATIONS LAUNCHED INTO HIS CAMPAIGN. LAUNCHED INTO HIS CAMPAIGN. I THINK THAT’S WHY YOU SAW THE I THINK THAT’S WHY YOU SAW THE REACTION YOU SAW TODAY FROM THE REACTION YOU SAW TODAY FROM THE HOUSE. HOUSE. THEY KNEW THEY COULDN’T REALLY THEY KNEW THEY COULDN’T REALLY HANDLE ANOTHER DAY LIKE HANDLE ANOTHER DAY LIKE YESTERDAY. YESTERDAY. THEY COULDN’T HAVE ANOTHER THEY COULDN’T HAVE ANOTHER WITNESS COME UP AND GIVE WITNESS COME UP AND GIVE TESTIMONY POTENTIALLY LOCKING TESTIMONY POTENTIALLY LOCKING THE PRESIDENT INTO ABUSE OF THE PRESIDENT INTO ABUSE OF POWER. POWER.>>ARE YOU SAYING THEY CAN’T>>ARE YOU SAYING THEY CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH, MATT? HANDLE THE TRUTH, MATT?>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>I FEEL LIKE YOU GOT VERY>>I FEEL LIKE YOU GOT VERY CLOSE TO SAYING THAT. CLOSE TO SAYING THAT.>>BASICALLY.>>BASICALLY. I’M NOT GOING TO RIP OFF A I’M NOT GOING TO RIP OFF A MOVIE, BUT THAT’S THE POINT. MOVIE, BUT THAT’S THE POINT. I THINK THEY HAD TWO GOALS I THINK THEY HAD TWO GOALS TODAY. TODAY. ONE, TRYING TO SHUT DOWN THE ONE, TRYING TO SHUT DOWN THE WINS WHO WAS COMING TO TESTIFY, WINS WHO WAS COMING TO TESTIFY, AN OFFICIAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT AN OFFICIAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WHO WAS THERE TO OF DEFENSE WHO WAS THERE TO TESTIFY ABOUT THE SECURITY TESTIFY ABOUT THE SECURITY ASSISTANCE BEING WHEN WOULD AND ASSISTANCE BEING WHEN WOULD AND WHETHER SHE KNEW WHY THAT WHETHER SHE KNEW WHY THAT HAPPENED AND, TWO, THEY NEED A HAPPENED AND, TWO, THEY NEED A DISTRACTION FOR THE MEDIA. DISTRACTION FOR THE MEDIA. THEY DON’T REALLY CARE WHAT’S THEY DON’T REALLY CARE WHAT’S REPORTED ON MSNBC, THEY DON’T REPORTED ON MSNBC, THEY DON’T CARE WHAT’S REPORTED ON OTHER CARE WHAT’S REPORTED ON OTHER NETWORKS BUT NEED TO THROW RED NETWORKS BUT NEED TO THROW RED MEAT OUT TO FOX NEWS SO FOX HAS MEAT OUT TO FOX NEWS SO FOX HAS SOMETHING TO COVER. SOMETHING TO COVER. OTHERWISE, WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO OTHERWISE, WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO TALK ABOUT? TALK ABOUT? THEY CAN’T COVER TAYLOR’S THEY CAN’T COVER TAYLOR’S TESTIMONY. TESTIMONY. THERE’S NOTHING GOOD THERE. THERE’S NOTHING GOOD THERE. THEY NEEDED A BIT OF A THEY NEEDED A BIT OF A DISTRACTION. DISTRACTION. WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY — WHAT’S REPUBLICAN PARTY — WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE HOUSE IS NOT HAPPENING IN THE HOUSE IS NOT WHAT’S IMPORTANT. WHAT’S IMPORTANT. WHAT YOU SHOWED IN THE SENATE IS WHAT YOU SHOWED IN THE SENATE IS THE REAL PROBLEM FOR THE THE REAL PROBLEM FOR THE PRESIDENT RIGHT NOW. PRESIDENT RIGHT NOW. LOT OF SENATORS WHO SAW WHAT LOT OF SENATORS WHO SAW WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY AND ARE VERY, HAPPENED YESTERDAY AND ARE VERY, VERY CONCERNED. VERY CONCERNED. AND AREN’T WILLING TO GO OUT AND AND AREN’T WILLING TO GO OUT AND DEFEND IT THE WAY THE MEMBERS IN DEFEND IT THE WAY THE MEMBERS IN THE HOUSE ARE. THE HOUSE ARE.>>AS WE SHOWED AND WILL SHOW>>AS WE SHOWED AND WILL SHOW ANY COMMENTS WE GET. ANY COMMENTS WE GET. SEVERAL OF THOSE REPUBLICAN SEVERAL OF THOSE REPUBLICAN SENATORS FACING MR. TAYLOR, SENATORS FACING MR. TAYLOR, MILITARY GUY, WEST POINT GRAD, MILITARY GUY, WEST POINT GRAD, LIFE-LONG PUBLIC SERVANT, BOTH LIFE-LONG PUBLIC SERVANT, BOTH PARTIES, YADA, YADA. PARTIES, YADA, YADA. THEY DIDN’T REALLY HAVE THE THEY DIDN’T REALLY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAY NOT SURE IF I OPPORTUNITY TO SAY NOT SURE IF I BELIEVE HIM. BELIEVE HIM. I BELIEVE MY PRESIDENT OVER THE I BELIEVE MY PRESIDENT OVER THE AMBASSADOR. AMBASSADOR. THAT’S A POSITION ONE COULD THAT’S A POSITION ONE COULD TAKE. TAKE. THEY DIDN’T EVEN SAY THAT, THEY DIDN’T EVEN SAY THAT, JUANITA. JUANITA.>>BECAUSE HE IS A DEDICATED>>BECAUSE HE IS A DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVANT WHO CLEARLY WORKS PUBLIC SERVANT WHO CLEARLY WORKS ABOVE THE BOARD. ABOVE THE BOARD. EVERYTHING IN HIS OPENING EVERYTHING IN HIS OPENING STATEMENT WAS PROBABLY BASED ON STATEMENT WAS PROBABLY BASED ON METICULOUS NOTES. METICULOUS NOTES. HE LAID OUT RECEIPT THE, NAMED HE LAID OUT RECEIPT THE, NAMED NAMES, LISTED DATES AND NAMES, LISTED DATES AND METHODICALLY WALKED THROUGH A METHODICALLY WALKED THROUGH A PROCESS IN WHICH TRUMP AND HIS PROCESS IN WHICH TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION WORKED TO ADMINISTRATION WORKED TO ESSENTIALLY EX-TORT UKRAINE TO ESSENTIALLY EX-TORT UKRAINE TO INVESTIGATE HIS POLITICAL INVESTIGATE HIS POLITICAL OPPONENTS FOR HIS PERSONAL GAME. OPPONENTS FOR HIS PERSONAL GAME. GOP MEMBERS WERE ALSO PERFORMING GOP MEMBERS WERE ALSO PERFORMING FOR TRUMP. FOR TRUMP. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT TRUMP WAS THIS IS SOMETHING THAT TRUMP WAS LOOKING FOR. LOOKING FOR. HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE HAD A HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE HAD A STRONG SHOWING OF MEMBERS OF HIS STRONG SHOWING OF MEMBERS OF HIS PARTY GOING OUT AND PRIORITIZING PARTY GOING OUT AND PRIORITIZING HIM OVER THE NEEDS OF AMERICANS, HIM OVER THE NEEDS OF AMERICANS, OVER THE NEEDS OF OUR DEMOCRACY. OVER THE NEEDS OF OUR DEMOCRACY. OVER THE NEEDS OF OUR COUNTRY. OVER THE NEEDS OF OUR COUNTRY. THEY WERE PLAYING TO TRUMP MORE THEY WERE PLAYING TO TRUMP MORE THAN ANYBODY ELSE HERE, EVEN THAN ANYBODY ELSE HERE, EVEN THOUGH TOMORROW WE’RE STILL THOUGH TOMORROW WE’RE STILL GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT TAYLOR GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT TAYLOR AND WE’RE STILL GOING TO BE AND WE’RE STILL GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE DAMNING TALKING ABOUT THE DAMNING MESSAGE SS THAT ARE COMING FROM MESSAGE SS THAT ARE COMING FROM THIS TESTIMONY THAT CANNOT BE THIS TESTIMONY THAT CANNOT BE EXPLAINED AWAY BY ANY MEMBER OF EXPLAINED AWAY BY ANY MEMBER OF THE GOP. THE GOP.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. MAYA, A LOT OF THIS IS MOVING MAYA, A LOT OF THIS IS MOVING FAST. FAST. I DON’T THINK THE DEMOCRATS HAVE I DON’T THINK THE DEMOCRATS HAVE SETTLED ON ONE CLEAR AND SINGLE SETTLED ON ONE CLEAR AND SINGLE IMPEACHMENT RATIONALE. IMPEACHMENT RATIONALE. I HAVE SOMETHING ON THAT LATER I HAVE SOMETHING ON THAT LATER IN THE SHOW. IN THE SHOW. THE REPUBLICANS CLEARLY STRUGGLE THE REPUBLICANS CLEARLY STRUGGLE ING TO DECIDE WHETHER WHA DO ING TO DECIDE WHETHER WHA DO THEY WANT TO MAKE THIS ABOUT? THEY WANT TO MAKE THIS ABOUT? DO THEY WANT TO CONCEDE THAT DO THEY WANT TO CONCEDE THAT SOME SHADY STUFF HAPPENED BUT SOME SHADY STUFF HAPPENED BUT IT’S NOT IMPEACHABLE? IT’S NOT IMPEACHABLE? THAT WAS MULVANEY’S FIRST THAT WAS MULVANEY’S FIRST RESPONSE, 1.0, WHICH TURNED INTO RESPONSE, 1.0, WHICH TURNED INTO 2.0, PAY NO ATTENTION TO 2.0, PAY NO ATTENTION TO MULVANEY FROM EARLIER IN THE MULVANEY FROM EARLIER IN THE DAY. DAY. DO THEY WANT TO DO THIS PROCESS DO THEY WANT TO DO THIS PROCESS ATTACK? ATTACK? OR DO THEY WANT TO SAY SOMETHING OR DO THEY WANT TO SAY SOMETHING SUBSTANTIVELY ABOUT THE SUBSTANTIVELY ABOUT THE UNDERLYING FACTS? UNDERLYING FACTS? THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE YOU STATE, WHOSE JOB ISN’T THE YOU STATE, WHOSE JOB ISN’T SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT DEFENDING SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT DEFENDING THE PRESIDENT. THE PRESIDENT. HERE IS THE CHAM HE IS TROTTING HERE IS THE CHAM HE IS TROTTING OUT ON FOX NEWS. OUT ON FOX NEWS.>>I’M A FORMER PROSECUTOR.>>I’M A FORMER PROSECUTOR. WHAT I KNOW IS THAT THIS IS A WHAT I KNOW IS THAT THIS IS A PERFECT TIME FOR PRELIMINARY PERFECT TIME FOR PRELIMINARY HEARING WHERE YOU WOULD SAY SHOW HEARING WHERE YOU WOULD SAY SHOW US YOUR EVIDENCE. US YOUR EVIDENCE. WHAT EVIDENCE OF A CRIME DO YOU WHAT EVIDENCE OF A CRIME DO YOU HAVE? HAVE? I MEAN, THE CONSTITUTION SORT OF I MEAN, THE CONSTITUTION SORT OF ABUSE OF POWER IS NOT A CRIME. ABUSE OF POWER IS NOT A CRIME.>>WELL, I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE>>WELL, I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START. TO START. BECAUSE, FIRST OF ALL, THE BECAUSE, FIRST OF ALL, THE CONSTITUTION AND THE IMPEACHMENT CONSTITUTION AND THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS IS ALSO NOT ABOUT CRIME, PROCESS IS ALSO NOT ABOUT CRIME, MEANING OF COURSE YOU CAN BE MEANING OF COURSE YOU CAN BE IMPEACHED FOR ABUSE OF YOUR IMPEACHED FOR ABUSE OF YOUR POWER. POWER. THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE FOUNDERS EXPLICITLY THE FOUNDERS EXPLICITLY DISCUSSED. DISCUSSED. IN FACT, HIGH CRIMES AND IN FACT, HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS FROM THE LAW OF THE MISDEMEANORS FROM THE LAW OF THE CROWN, IT WAS CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD CROWN, IT WAS CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD THAT YOU WOULD IMPEACH SOMEONE THAT YOU WOULD IMPEACH SOMEONE FOR ABUSE OF POWER OR JUST NOT FOR ABUSE OF POWER OR JUST NOT DOING THEIR JOB. DOING THEIR JOB. YOU COULD ACTUALLY IMPEACH IN YOU COULD ACTUALLY IMPEACH IN THE UK UNDER THAT SCENARIO. THE UK UNDER THAT SCENARIO. BUT I THINK MORE IMPORTANTLY BUT I THINK MORE IMPORTANTLY HERE IS THE SUGGESTION WHICH IS HERE IS THE SUGGESTION WHICH IS SIMILAR TO THE PROCESS CLAIMS WE SIMILAR TO THE PROCESS CLAIMS WE WERE SEEING IN THE CIVIL WERE SEEING IN THE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE, IF WE WANT TO CALL DISOBEDIENCE, IF WE WANT TO CALL IT THAT IN CONGRESS. IT THAT IN CONGRESS.>>I DON’T KNOW THAT I DO.>>I DON’T KNOW THAT I DO.>>I DON’T EITHER BUT I’M BEING>>I DON’T EITHER BUT I’M BEING KIND. KIND.>>CAN YOU CIVILLY DISOBEY WHEN>>CAN YOU CIVILLY DISOBEY WHEN YOU’RE IN CHARGE OF THE CIVIL YOU’RE IN CHARGE OF THE CIVIL PROCESS? PROCESS?>>ARE YOU CIVILLY DISOBEYING>>ARE YOU CIVILLY DISOBEYING WHEN IN A PROCESS ABOUT NATIONAL WHEN IN A PROCESS ABOUT NATIONAL SECURITY YOU ACTUALLY UNDERMINE SECURITY YOU ACTUALLY UNDERMINE THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE COUNTRY? COUNTRY? NOT SOMETHING WE TYPICALLY DO. NOT SOMETHING WE TYPICALLY DO.>>THIS IS SOMEWHERE WHERE>>THIS IS SOMEWHERE WHERE POLITICAL STRATEGIES ARE MEETING POLITICAL STRATEGIES ARE MEETING A PAINTING. A PAINTING. PLEASE GO ON. PLEASE GO ON.>>EN ROUTE TO BOTH OF THESE>>EN ROUTE TO BOTH OF THESE ARGUMENTS IS — LET’S TAKE IT TO ARGUMENTS IS — LET’S TAKE IT TO ITS LOGICAL EXTENSION. ITS LOGICAL EXTENSION. WE’RE NOT AT PRELIMINARY HEARING WE’RE NOT AT PRELIMINARY HEARING STAGE. STAGE. PRELIMINARY HEARING STAGE MEANS PRELIMINARY HEARING STAGE MEANS YOU’VE GATHERED ENOUGH EVIDENCE YOU’VE GATHERED ENOUGH EVIDENCE THAT YOU CAN START TO TALK ABOUT THAT YOU CAN START TO TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO PROVE. WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO PROVE. WHAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN WHAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG, WHICH I THINK SAYING ALL ALONG, WHICH I THINK IS THE RIGHT — TRUE ON THE IS THE RIGHT — TRUE ON THE PROCESS IS, WE’RE INQUIRYING PROCESS IS, WE’RE INQUIRYING RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW. YOU DON’T GET TO GO TO THE FBI YOU DON’T GET TO GO TO THE FBI WHEN THEY’RE INVESTIGATING A WHEN THEY’RE INVESTIGATING A CRIME AND SAY I GET TO SIT IN ON CRIME AND SAY I GET TO SIT IN ON ALL YOUR WITNESS INTERVIEWS AND ALL YOUR WITNESS INTERVIEWS AND I GET TO CROSS EXAMINE YOUR I GET TO CROSS EXAMINE YOUR WITNESSES WHILE YOU’RE WITNESSES WHILE YOU’RE INTERVIEWING THEM BEFORE YOU’VE INTERVIEWING THEM BEFORE YOU’VE EVEN DECIDED WHETHER YOU’RE EVEN DECIDED WHETHER YOU’RE CHARGING THEM WITH ANYTHING. CHARGING THEM WITH ANYTHING. AND THAT’S ESSENTIALLY WHAT’S AND THAT’S ESSENTIALLY WHAT’S HAPPENING. HAPPENING.>>GREAT POINT.>>GREAT POINT. AND YOU’RE REMINDING US OF AND YOU’RE REMINDING US OF SOMETHING THAT’S GOOD TO KEEP IN SOMETHING THAT’S GOOD TO KEEP IN MIND AS WE FOLLOW THIS PROCESS. MIND AS WE FOLLOW THIS PROCESS. UNDER THE CONSTITUTION IF THERE UNDER THE CONSTITUTION IF THERE IS A POTENTIAL HIGH CRIME, ABUSE IS A POTENTIAL HIGH CRIME, ABUSE OF POWER, BRIBERY, TREASON, THE OF POWER, BRIBERY, TREASON, THE HOUSE THAT INVESTIGATES AND THE HOUSE THAT INVESTIGATES AND THE SENATE THAT TRIES. SENATE THAT TRIES. YOU’RE SAYING THAT THE HOUSE IS YOU’RE SAYING THAT THE HOUSE IS DOING THAT INVESTIGATION SIDE. DOING THAT INVESTIGATION SIDE. MATT, AS WE EXPLORE THE RANGE OF MATT, AS WE EXPLORE THE RANGE OF DEFENSES I ALSO WANT TO PLAY DEFENSES I ALSO WANT TO PLAY SOMEONE WHO IS INFLUENTIAL IN SOMEONE WHO IS INFLUENTIAL IN THE WHITE HOUSE. THE WHITE HOUSE. YOU MENTIONED GINNING THIS UP YOU MENTIONED GINNING THIS UP FOR OTHER AUDIENCES. FOR OTHER AUDIENCES. HERE IS SEAN HANNITY. HERE IS SEAN HANNITY.>>THE PRESIDENT SAID I WOULD>>THE PRESIDENT SAID I WOULD LIKE YOU TO DO US A FAVOR. LIKE YOU TO DO US A FAVOR. OKAY. OKAY. IT’S A FAVOR. IT’S A FAVOR. OKAY. OKAY. THERE WERE NO STRINGS ATTACHED. THERE WERE NO STRINGS ATTACHED. ZERO QUID PRO QUO. ZERO QUID PRO QUO. LET’S BE CLEAR. LET’S BE CLEAR. TERM “DO US A FAVOR,” WE ALL TERM “DO US A FAVOR,” WE ALL HAVE GO-TO PHRASES. HAVE GO-TO PHRASES. YOU KNOW, I SAY YOU KNOW A LOT. YOU KNOW, I SAY YOU KNOW A LOT. THE PRESIDENT USES THEM ALL THE THE PRESIDENT USES THEM ALL THE TIME. TIME. KIND OF A VERBAL ASIDE. KIND OF A VERBAL ASIDE. SO TO RECAP “DO ME A FAVOR” SO TO RECAP “DO ME A FAVOR” THAT’S A PHRASE THAT THE THAT’S A PHRASE THAT THE PRESIDENT USES WE’VE IDENTIFIED PRESIDENT USES WE’VE IDENTIFIED HUNDREDS OF TIMES. HUNDREDS OF TIMES.>>THESE ARE THE GUYS THAT ARE>>THESE ARE THE GUYS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE HELPING HIM? SUPPOSED TO BE HELPING HIM? I MEAN, REALLY? I MEAN, REALLY? IT IS AMAZING TO WATCH THE IT IS AMAZING TO WATCH THE ARGUMENTS THEY’RE ROLLING OUT. ARGUMENTS THEY’RE ROLLING OUT. BEFORE I TALK ABOUT HIM I WANT BEFORE I TALK ABOUT HIM I WANT TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT MATT TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT MATT WHITAKER FIRST. WHITAKER FIRST. FOR IT STILL TO BE TRUE THAT FOR IT STILL TO BE TRUE THAT THAT MAN WAS THE ATTORNEY THAT MAN WAS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, HELD A JOB THAT WAS ONCE HELD BY HELD A JOB THAT WAS ONCE HELD BY GIANTS LIKE ROBERT KENNEDY, GIANTS LIKE ROBERT KENNEDY, ELLIOTT RICHARDSON. ELLIOTT RICHARDSON. IT BLOWS MY MIND. IT BLOWS MY MIND.>>BOGGLES THE MIND.>>BOGGLES THE MIND.>>STILL TO THIS DAY.>>STILL TO THIS DAY. BUT LOOK, YOU SEE THESE BUT LOOK, YOU SEE THESE ARGUMENTS FROM MATT WHITAKER AND ARGUMENTS FROM MATT WHITAKER AND SEAN HANNITY BECAUSE THEY’RE SEAN HANNITY BECAUSE THEY’RE LEFT WITH NOTHING ELSE. LEFT WITH NOTHING ELSE. THEY HAD TO RETREAT FROM EVERY THEY HAD TO RETREAT FROM EVERY ARGUMENT, THERE WAS NO PRESSURE ARGUMENT, THERE WAS NO PRESSURE AT ALL. AT ALL. THEY HAD TO RETREAT FROM THAT. THEY HAD TO RETREAT FROM THAT. THEN THERE WAS NO QUID PRO QUO. THEN THERE WAS NO QUID PRO QUO. I THINK THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO I THINK THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO RETREAT FROM THAT. RETREAT FROM THAT. THEY’RE STILL TRYING TO PRETEND THEY’RE STILL TRYING TO PRETEND LIKE THERE WASN’T BUT THAT’S NOT LIKE THERE WASN’T BUT THAT’S NOT GOING TO HOLD UP FOR VERY LONG. GOING TO HOLD UP FOR VERY LONG. THEY’RE LEFT KIND OF ATTACKING THEY’RE LEFT KIND OF ATTACKING THE PROCESS AND LEFT WITH THESE THE PROCESS AND LEFT WITH THESE IDEAS IT’S NOT A QUID PRO QUO IF IDEAS IT’S NOT A QUID PRO QUO IF YOU DON’T USE THE MAGIC WORDS. YOU DON’T USE THE MAGIC WORDS. IF I CAME UP TO YOU, ARI, AND IF I CAME UP TO YOU, ARI, AND SAID, I DON’T WANT BUY ANY DRUGS SAID, I DON’T WANT BUY ANY DRUGS BUT HERE IS A BAG OF CASH AND BUT HERE IS A BAG OF CASH AND GIVE ME THAT COCAINE, THAT’S NOT GIVE ME THAT COCAINE, THAT’S NOT A DRUG DEAL. A DRUG DEAL. THEY’RE FALLING BACK ON NONSENSE THEY’RE FALLING BACK ON NONSENSE OVER AND OVER AGAIN. OVER AND OVER AGAIN. IT DOES GET TO THE PROBLEM IT DOES GET TO THE PROBLEM THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE. THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE. THEY CAN GET THROUGH THIS HOUSE THEY CAN GET THROUGH THIS HOUSE WITH THIS. WITH THIS. A LOT OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE A LOT OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE ARE SILLY PEOPLE. ARE SILLY PEOPLE. THEY CAN GET THROUGH SILLY THEY CAN GET THROUGH SILLY ARGUMENTS. ARGUMENTS. WHEN THEY GET TO THE SENATE, WHEN THEY GET TO THE SENATE, THOSE MEMBERS WILL HAVE TO VOTE THOSE MEMBERS WILL HAVE TO VOTE AND DECIDE WHETHER THEY’RE GOING AND DECIDE WHETHER THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE THESE NONSENSE ARGUMENTS TO TAKE THESE NONSENSE ARGUMENTS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND DEFEND FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND DEFEND PROPOSITIONS THAT ARE REALLY PROPOSITIONS THAT ARE REALLY INDEFENSIBLE TO THE AMERICAN INDEFENSIBLE TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC OR WHETHER THEY’RE GOING PUBLIC OR WHETHER THEY’RE GOING TO COME BACK — WHETHER THE TO COME BACK — WHETHER THE WHITE HOUSE IS GOING TO GIVE WHITE HOUSE IS GOING TO GIVE THEM SOMETHING ELSE TO WORK THEM SOMETHING ELSE TO WORK WITH, SOMETHING FACTUAL. WITH, SOMETHING FACTUAL. ULTIMATELY, THE ONLY DEFENSE WAS ULTIMATELY, THE ONLY DEFENSE WAS THE ONE YOU LAID OUT AT THE THE ONE YOU LAID OUT AT THE BEGINNING. BEGINNING. THEY’RE NOT THERE YET. THEY’RE NOT THERE YET.>>THEY’RE NOT THERE.>>THEY’RE NOT THERE. THEY HAVE THE SHADOW CHIEF OF THEY HAVE THE SHADOW CHIEF OF STAFF ACCORDING TO SOME, IN SEAN STAFF ACCORDING TO SOME, IN SEAN HANNITY, THEY’RE ON OPPOSITE HANNITY, THEY’RE ON OPPOSITE SIDE SIDE SIDES AS TO WHETHER THIS WAS

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  1. SorbusAucuparia
    SorbusAucuparia October 25, 2019

    Did the GOP members who stormed the hearing have assistants with them so they appeared bigger group? There seems awfully young girls and boys with them in the stairs and I thought House republicans didn't have many women among them anyway. We already heard that 12 of those thugs had access to the hearing anyway.

  2. Robert Tefft
    Robert Tefft October 25, 2019

    Lol.. the overhead view of that group of Republicans that barged in… well, I wasn't wearing my glasses and when I looked at the picture I thought it was a bowl of blueberries LOL I hope this makes someone laugh through all this nonsense

  3. Dorothy Riddle
    Dorothy Riddle October 25, 2019

    Should not the republicans entering by force the secure meeting room lose their own security clearances, or at least be fined for their violations?

  4. Neilobr is
    Neilobr is October 25, 2019

    They maybe congress men and women, however they act more like puppets.

  5. Neilobr is
    Neilobr is October 25, 2019

    449

  6. Scott Williamson
    Scott Williamson October 25, 2019

    Would you say that this truth that they can't handle was located in… a zone of… danger…?

  7. Xime Ruiz
    Xime Ruiz October 25, 2019

    Could Bill Taylor run for President? I don't even know what party he is. I would vote for him.

  8. B. Ciernioch
    B. Ciernioch October 25, 2019

    They are trying to lynch democracy

  9. Shirley Andrews
    Shirley Andrews October 25, 2019

    This is so embarrassing ! Prepubs are objecting to the very same process that they did during the Clinton impeachment. What a bunch of crybabies! 💩😡💩😡💩😡

  10. jose Estrada
    jose Estrada October 25, 2019

    Those Republicans should be charged with obstruction of justice. So they won't do this stunt again.

  11. Joe C.
    Joe C. October 25, 2019

    Wow…….everything except the torches and white sheets.

  12. Tseleng Botlhole
    Tseleng Botlhole October 25, 2019

    What a stupid group of so called representatives of people
    Are they serving themselves or the people??
    Republicans are shameless

  13. darcanjel7
    darcanjel7 October 25, 2019

    Corrupt rich white guys are running wild in this Trump era!

  14. feldman marty
    feldman marty October 25, 2019

    The thumbnail looks like turds in a toilet bowl.

  15. Mark Winters
    Mark Winters October 25, 2019

    What a diverse group of republicans? All that's missing are Nazi uniforms.

  16. R Cornie
    R Cornie October 25, 2019

    Ahaa,GOOD FRIDAY… Friends in the USA,WHAT A BIG SHAME,. 4 THE USA…TIPICAL…MOST OF THE ACTORS WERE STUPPID MEN FIGHTING AND SHOWING WHAT'S FALSE EGO.WALKING DOWN ON THE STAIRS LIKE THEY ARE GOING DOWN IN THEIR OWN UNDERGROUND GRAVE….THEY ALL ARE IN POSITION AS CO -FOUNDERS , HELPING THEIR BOSS AND NEW GOD DONALD TRUMP,WORLD CHAMPION LYING,2 CREATE THE USA OF ANARCHY..AND CHAOS…THEY ALL ARE DEVIL WORSHIPPERS,MAKING THE USA NOT GREAT AGAIN,BUT CRIMINAL..AMEN,THE SUPREME GOD…DAMM ALL OF THEM…SHANTI…SHANTI…SHALOOM…INSA

  17. GamingTV
    GamingTV October 25, 2019

    do we need more proof that there are GOP members involved with the russian scandal? why else prevent the inquiry and remain silent on crimes trump is committing in the open?

  18. Keoki Ciervo
    Keoki Ciervo October 25, 2019

    Trump is surging to be America’s ruler. He wants to be a dictator and if necessary, will encourage a hot civil war to succeed. Democracy and Trump can NOT coexist. This struggle will end in one of two ways. Either he will destroy U.S. democracy and be America’s ruler or he will be gone.

  19. JorgeXFBunny P
    JorgeXFBunny P October 25, 2019

    You dumb Republicans. You need to understand Donald will throw you underneath bus.
    He abandoned his allies. He will continue. You don't want a person that will abandon his allies and throw you underneath the Turkey.

    Wake up, You should be better than this. 2:17 Donald Cruel man. He doesn't have a heart for his allies. Sorry i need to go

  20. yada yada
    yada yada October 25, 2019

    The Republicans have become the peak of what they truly are. They once at least pretended they didn't stand for cheating, discrimination, exclusivity, prejudice, hatred, election rigging, wielding religion as a prop to hide behind, environmental destruction, corporatocracy, lying, and hipocrisy. Now these are their primary pillars. They play nasty, at which they are deft. And they've become caricatures of themselves.

  21. MTL Montana
    MTL Montana October 25, 2019

    No comment, just theatrics. Amazing. Hey Republicans, remember the constitution?

  22. Joe Morales
    Joe Morales October 25, 2019

    RELEVANT HISTORICAL NOTE ON REAGAN – BUSH AG "FIXER", William Barr, who killed the Iran-Contra investgation. Barr's specialty is treason and obstruction of justice & keeps the SENATE under tow because he has Epstein's black book. As member of Epstein's defense team he effectively handed The Backdoor Girls, the Maxwell sisters, the hijacked 'Promis' software that backdoors FBI and US security. prayorbeprey dot com

  23. Joe Morales
    Joe Morales October 25, 2019

    i shoot my gun all the time. so what i hit somebody

  24. Natalia A. C.
    Natalia A. C. October 25, 2019

    Msn bc news making stuff up again ahahahaha

    The testimony was useless. It showed absolutely nothing.

  25. L
    L October 25, 2019

    That's where all the evildoers will end up at….the 'eye' of the 'tornado' 😆… pizzas are for celebrations, they need baby food!

  26. Harald Nijenhuis
    Harald Nijenhuis October 25, 2019

    Republicans act if they are Captain America but in reality they are Hydra.

  27. kevin cronan
    kevin cronan October 25, 2019

    why would they make themselves look like a bunch of idiots,,,,no dignity,, no doubt,,

  28. kevin cronan
    kevin cronan October 25, 2019

    abuse of power is not a crime is what he tells his wife while he,s beating her,,,

  29. Rowdy Blokland
    Rowdy Blokland October 25, 2019

    As a European I say: those Republicans should consider protest songs around a huge campfire

  30. M DV
    M DV October 25, 2019

    That picture shown from the staircase above of the congressman below looks like a giant turd flowing down a bowel.

  31. Mystic Ok
    Mystic Ok October 25, 2019

    TRUMP IS SO SCARED. HE HAS BARR START A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION…THIS WILL ALL POINT TO RUSSIAN HACKING OF THE ELECTION.. FOLLOW THE MONEY…TRUMP IS SO SCARED HE HAD BARR STARTED AN INVESTIGATION TO MAKE SURE THEY DONT TIE THE TWO INCIDENTS TOGETHER…. THIS IS BETTER THAN REALITY TV….

  32. Gary Santos
    Gary Santos October 25, 2019

    Abuse of power, in the form of "malfeasance in office" or "official misconduct,"
    is the commission of an unlawful act, done in an official
    capacity, which affects the performance of official duties.

    “Malfeasance in office is often grounds for a for-cause removal of an
    elected official by statute or recall election.”

    Abuse of power can also mean a person using the power they have for their own personal gain.

    Wikipedia

  33. V'GER Lightning
    V'GER Lightning October 25, 2019

    Egg, spam & cheese sandwitches.

  34. Debbie Trudeau
    Debbie Trudeau October 25, 2019

    A dismal, disgusting and very SAD look at the priorities of the republican party. They apparently have so little work to do in their actual JOB that they decided behaving like a bunch of preteens protesting the new Star Wars movies was a good idea. Then to make it even WORSE these clowns that are always crying about "National Security" when it comes to any small infraction by a democrat NOW don't think that matters since they all took their electronic devices into a SECURE area. I think we should do what the those same republicans would be doing if it was a group of democrats doing that……EVERY official and legal action possible for THEIR ignorant and stupid STUNT !!! A STUNT meant to interrupt testimony and distract from the already damaging testimony given as evidence to the inept presidents ignorance, greed and stupid crimes and misdemeanors. There is NO evidence to exonerate the fool, no claim to "ignorance" of the wrongdoing AND now instead of the president being the main obstruction to justice they ALL are! Reprimand, revoke, charge and if applicable JAIL the whole lot of the screaming, whining and infantile republicans

  35. harry varner
    harry varner October 25, 2019

    So Trump should be impeached for investigating corruption. While Biden who is on tape admitting to the corruption is fine running for and becoming president. Fake news by fake journalists!

  36. Stephen Hill
    Stephen Hill October 25, 2019

    Da do run run run, da do run run!

  37. Tainted Life
    Tainted Life October 25, 2019

    All white men?! A few women stupid enough to follow

  38. Rhonnie Originals
    Rhonnie Originals October 25, 2019

    More like…
    Sends gop plunging into downward spiral.

  39. Troy Cartwright
    Troy Cartwright October 25, 2019

    So only republicans can hold classified inquiries? They did it on Benghazi. They did it for the Clinton impeachment. But now that dems are doing it its wrong???

    Republicans truly are dishonest scum….

  40. Pacific Traveler
    Pacific Traveler October 25, 2019

    At 2:24 We gonna go see if we can get inside?the young raciest man fan said. What a joke

  41. Dog Fart
    Dog Fart October 25, 2019

    Trump ignores the law these idiots are like him
    Serving the trump party. Not America. They broke their oath they pledge allegiance to trump.. And screw America

  42. Louis Napoleon
    Louis Napoleon October 25, 2019

    The GOP showed the way to hold a revolution to all future politicians – direct action, forget voting and democracy – brought a smile to the face of their master in Moscow.

  43. Carole Trudeau
    Carole Trudeau October 25, 2019

    Oh

  44. RaHeem Taylor
    RaHeem Taylor October 25, 2019

    Funny how regressives can't simply say "He's not guilty. He didn't extort anyone."

    The facts and multiple confessions are already out there.

  45. Jeannie Speer
    Jeannie Speer October 25, 2019

    I'm 67 years old and have followed politics my whole life. At this point I can say with absolute certainty that we either are watching the dumbest politicians in the history of our Country or the most corrupt. They should, at the very least, all be censured for their behavior. Especially the ones who could have legally been in that room, but chose to make the halls of Congress into a circus in defense of a clown.

  46. Red
    Red October 25, 2019

    Kathy Griffins video doesn’t seem so bad now.

  47. Ankh.em.fentu W
    Ankh.em.fentu W October 25, 2019

    A very dark and scary moment!

  48. Michael Keller
    Michael Keller October 25, 2019

    How can the demos make a hearing "private"? not classified. Keep it open NICE spin MSNBC

  49. the blue penguin
    the blue penguin October 25, 2019

    The saddest part of this is the many dead Ukrainians that could be alive right now if not for President Trump's extortion.

    Between letting Saudi twist in the wind after the attack on their oil facilities, the terror at the thought of his financials being scrutinized (I highly suspect Trump was flat-broke before a huge influx of capital from within Russia, reports of incriminating and highly embarrassing video of Trump when he was in Moscow for one of his beauty pageants, the abandonment of the best allies Washington has yet had in the fight against Islamist terrorism, etc., it seems every single foreign policy move, almost all against the better judgement of advisors, can there be any doubt at all who is pulling Trump's strings.

    Trump was again broke, he stupidly got caught in a honey-trap on video, and there is exactly one beneficiary. Though it is going unspoken, I'm sure people like Sen. Romney know all this, and luckily Trump's immoral and highly unethical behavior as president has caught up with him.

  50. Michael Keller
    Michael Keller October 25, 2019

    The Dems have lost their minds….give me a break with closed doors

  51. Robin Riser-James
    Robin Riser-James October 26, 2019

    https://www.conservapedia.com/MSNBC

  52. Max Doubt
    Max Doubt October 26, 2019

    C'mon you repugnicans! Admit it: you feel that Dongleberry should be able to do anything to anyone, any time for any reason and suffer no legal consequences. That aligns nicely with how he feels.

  53. MarcosElMalo2
    MarcosElMalo2 October 26, 2019

    When a politician runs away from a microphone, you know they’ve got problems.

  54. Kathy Lolley
    Kathy Lolley October 26, 2019

    They need to be voted out but that wishful thinking because there followers believe everything they said i wish people would think for themselves

  55. Kazuyo Leue
    Kazuyo Leue October 26, 2019

    Do me a favor saying is ok but it was backed up with withholding the aids. Evidence.

  56. Marshal Giggleman
    Marshal Giggleman October 26, 2019

    The next time Republicans hold a closed door meeting to plan their messaging strategy, we need about 10,000 angry young men to storm the meeting and break down the doors and order Chinese food.

  57. Marshal Giggleman
    Marshal Giggleman October 26, 2019

    Now it's just like Watergate – with a bunch of bungling idiots breaking and entering.

  58. Tobin Durazo
    Tobin Durazo October 26, 2019

    Desperate times induce desperate behavior. These bozo's couldn't find their thumbs if they had both hands in the same bucket. The wheels of justice will soon be greased by the blood of tRUMP and his bumbling henchmen.

  59. Patricia roe
    Patricia roe October 26, 2019

    ……the rabbits are running scared

  60. Gayle Brown
    Gayle Brown October 26, 2019

    More news https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mlb-DZpyFOw

  61. Hans Bjorkman
    Hans Bjorkman October 26, 2019

    The klan forgot their robes!

  62. fred fox
    fred fox October 26, 2019

    When I saw the thumbnail for this story, I thought I was seeing turds swirling down the toilet. After hearing the story, I realized that's what it was.

  63. Darlene Monen
    Darlene Monen October 26, 2019

    Lol! From the top of the stairs, now we know where the squirrels store their nuts for the winter.

  64. Darlene Monen
    Darlene Monen October 26, 2019

    And a tangled web they weaved. All connected and all a part of the web. Where one goes the rest will be dragging behind, no escape.

  65. Gerard Labrecque
    Gerard Labrecque October 26, 2019

    Let’s see what happens when we break our own rules

  66. Nathaniel Lollis
    Nathaniel Lollis October 26, 2019

    The GOP look and act like the Apple Dumpling Gang!!!!! PATHETIC!!!! Just like their leader!!!! GET THEM ALL OUT!!!!! And JAIL or SHOOT them!!!!!

  67. Abraxas1177
    Abraxas1177 October 26, 2019

    Reps squeal like pigs whenever they are caught cheating, lying, stealing…

  68. Jeanne M. Elsen
    Jeanne M. Elsen October 26, 2019

    Why do they keep protecting a man who clearly is a traitor.

  69. John MacDonald
    John MacDonald October 26, 2019

    The screen shot for this looks like a bunch of periwinkles inside a broken conch

  70. Marky E
    Marky E October 26, 2019

    Remember these Traitors when they lie and squirm in the lens of History pretending this weren't really involved in covering up the Worst Presidency in History.

  71. John Prendergast
    John Prendergast October 26, 2019

    Dems tell their loyal opposition to sit down and shut-up …..".No thank you !!!"

  72. Lenny Kuklosky
    Lenny Kuklosky October 26, 2019

    All aside what a beutiful woman …2nd from right yes this young lady is my pick for most great look on MSNBC.

  73. Flummoxed Marmoset
    Flummoxed Marmoset October 26, 2019

    "You know little lady – Ah am almost late fer mah own hearing……". TOO funny. [Laugh folks, but vote BLUE.]

  74. Lenny Kuklosky
    Lenny Kuklosky October 26, 2019

    Go Jaunita…!!! 🇺🇸😘

  75. drdellaman
    drdellaman October 26, 2019

    When a moron like Matt Gaetz is leading the way, best not to follow.

  76. Dee Garrison
    Dee Garrison October 26, 2019

    These republicans are trying to intimidate witnesses!!! They need to be prosecuted immediately! Undermines our democracy and national security.

  77. Patricia Chopp
    Patricia Chopp October 26, 2019

    This slithering line of black suited snakes is one of the most disturbing scenes I've seen in our government . Each person on these stairs should be arrested and put in jail. Get them out of government !!

  78. Erica Windear
    Erica Windear October 26, 2019

    Ha….I watched because the pic looked like a bowl of cherries 😂😂😂

  79. Sparky 58
    Sparky 58 October 26, 2019

    By golly….. These Republicans are a joke….

  80. Sparky 58
    Sparky 58 October 26, 2019

    Gee wizz beave…. we’re screwed……

  81. Dr. Zippy Mcscoots
    Dr. Zippy Mcscoots October 26, 2019

    As children were all taught that lying is bad. The reason lying is bad is because it causes chaos. Chaos tends to get worse and spiral out of control. Donald Trumps lies have caused a hurricane of chaos that these Republican congressmen have now been sucked into. Now they have to deal with it. And because they don't have honest leadership, they now move as a dishonest chaotic force. I'm a physicist. I can tell you this is what happens all over the universe. Now you see it happening in real time. This is why we need investigation to remove the chaos and get to the truth. This is the truth they don't want everyone to see because they are dishonest liars. See how it go's full circle?

  82. The Outlier
    The Outlier October 26, 2019

    Fox can't cover up his misdeeds fast or often enough.

  83. smdh this world
    smdh this world October 26, 2019

    Protestors would be sprayed or arrested

  84. Patrick D
    Patrick D October 26, 2019

    Republicans need to make a choice: stand with us in impeaching this president who clearly committed a crime or STAY OUT OF OUR WAY. If you try and stand against us you will be removed, one way or another, because we, the American People, will NOT let what happened in Germany happen here in the states. If Republicans are going to keep pulling stunts like this, you’re playing a dangerous game with the rest of the population because Americans are not going to stand for that.

  85. Jeffrey Capron
    Jeffrey Capron October 26, 2019

    Publish the names of all the people that got money from lev and igor

  86. Eddie Johnson
    Eddie Johnson October 26, 2019

    Impeach that treasonous Putin's puppet immediately! Just sickening! Enough of this disgusting debacle and foolish lawlessness! Impeach that traitor! Impeach! Impeach! Impeach!

  87. Eddie Johnson
    Eddie Johnson October 26, 2019

    They weren't supposed to be in that room anyway! They aren't on that committee! Period!

  88. wily wascal
    wily wascal October 26, 2019

    GOP between a rock and a hard place, which is getting tighter and tighter as things heat up. We're hoping this time it squeezes their corruption and hypocrisy out, since it didn't work last time after Nixon's bogus pardon from Republican stooge replacement Ford!

  89. wily wascal
    wily wascal October 26, 2019

    Repugnant rat Master "Hates" Gaetz has no answers why rules and laws don't apply to him!?! Or why Republicans having access to depositions pretending they don't, conducting fake protest!?! Why Republican lawmakers covering-up high crimes and rampant corruption, playing stupid, misbehaving badly!?!

  90. Mister Bee
    Mister Bee October 26, 2019

    At first glance of the thumbnail , it looks like a spiral from a toilet bowl .

  91. Tut J'wandian
    Tut J'wandian October 27, 2019

    "Facing mounting impeachment evidence, GOP lawmakers break the rules to “shut down” a closed door impeachment hearing in a secure location." this is literally against the consitution. What are you trying to do Msnbc? You cannot have a secret impeachemnt process. It's fraud, deep state fraud.

  92. nicholas nesmith
    nicholas nesmith October 27, 2019

    A lot of gop politicians have accepted money from Russian oligarchs via the two shrecks and now they are running scared

  93. leuvenlife
    leuvenlife October 27, 2019

    Matt Gaetz is such an ignorant spoiled brat. he is the sort of kid that bullies with his arrogance. If ever there was a person that would utter the words "do you know who I am?" it would be him.

  94. Ms Marple pschic investigator
    Ms Marple pschic investigator October 27, 2019

    trump could release the unredacted call notes and / or the recording, easily done.

  95. Christines Intrigued
    Christines Intrigued October 27, 2019

    “ we want public hearings!”
    Don McGahn is coming to testify soon: “ Don McGann need to testify in private!!”
    🤣😂🤣😂
    Nothing is going to save this president except a bunch of frat boys getting out their little guns. Do you know what will happen to any given one who takes arms up against another American? I get excited to think Nazis might be gone once and for all, after all.

  96. 302ghosthunter
    302ghosthunter October 28, 2019

    Spiraling Circus!!!!! Sounds like the Dumbacrat party lol

  97. rEcoN rYan
    rEcoN rYan October 28, 2019

    Or, republican senators (or anyone else with a brain) can see the liberal media not wanting facts, just dirt against Trump. Sickening and demoralizing to see how corrupt and biased our media has become. Thank god conservatism is on the rise amidst all this liberal crap 🙂 The day all these tools lose their jobs will be a glorious one.

  98. Simone Schultz
    Simone Schultz October 28, 2019

    They say do as I say NOT AS I DO!
    Perhaps each of those reps who performed civil disobedience should be disciplined or it will continue

  99. Love that all we need.
    Love that all we need. October 28, 2019

    The Democrats and Republicans , Both parties are designed to separate the American people.

  100. South East D.C. Chick
    South East D.C. Chick October 28, 2019

    By golly!!

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